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Power system for the Intel CPU?

The large, square circuit (top center) is an Intersil ISL6218 Single Phase IMVP-IV Controller for the Intel Pentium M. I believe this controller and the surrounding circuits are part of the CPU's power supply.

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Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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