Intel CPUHidden under all this thermal paste is the Apple TV's Intel CPU. Unfortunately, neither Apple nor Intel has publicly announced the exact CPU used in the Apple TV. Various Internet reports speculate that the CPU is a an Ultra Low Voltage Pentium M based on the Dothan core, a Core 2 Duo Mobile variant, or a Pentium M-based "Crofton" CPU, based on SSE2 Dothan model 7645A966 0159.
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