Mobile CPU Mania


While Desktop CPUs get faster and hotter, somehow the mobile CPUs don't get the attention they deserve. Mobile CPUs master the careful balance between performance, heat and power consumption. The first on-die second level cache for Intel CPUs were introduced to the mobile market with the Intel Pentium II PE CPU.

There have been new CPU production processes like the .18um debut in the Notebook market. Desktop CPUs lead the prestigious clock race for the fastest CPU, but the quality of the CPU design and ability to produce CPUs with high clock speeds at low voltage clearly show the real potential of a CPU manufacturer.

On the other side is a wide range of different CPU form factors that make upgrading notebooks a nightmare. In this article we will take a look at mobile processors and provide you valuable information about the fascinating world of mobile PCs.

Desktop Thermal

Desktop PCs have space for airflow. 1 to 2 fans along with a power supply fan take care of the heat inside a modern PC. Fast hard drives, plenty of fast-clocked RAM, an insane fast Graphics card and a CPU with a huge cooler are standard in today's desktop PCs.

In our lab we have CPU cooler with a weight of 400g to take care of the fast CPUs.

The fastest available Desktop Athlon CPU at 1200 MHz has a maximum thermal design power of 66W, while the fastest available Desktop Intel Pentium III CPU at 1000 MHz has a thermal design power max of 33W.