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By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,
Can anybody tell me the difference between the pent. 4 and the new pent. M processor?
And which is the better processor.

Thanks in advance

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by Oz_Media In reply to Pentium M

The Pentium M processor is not new,it is just the changes made to the original PIII for Mobile computing (thus the M) infact MOST PIII's put into notebooks use the "Mobile" technology. It allows for a slpit level 2 caching and the PIII mobile chip actually outperforms MOST P4's. My PIII 1.3 GHz notebook kicks the **** out of the P4 2.0+ GHz benchmarks. They have resolved (or tried to) the poor P4 performance by designing the Centrino chipset, this isn't just a chipset but a 'package'of improvements for notebook battery life and performance.

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by msanto In reply to Pentium M

Actually, I think if you go to http://www.tomshardware.com/mobile/20030205/index.html

you'll get your answer. There is a Pentium 4, Pentium 4-M, and Pentium-M. The Pentium 4 is of course the Desktop version. The Pentium 4-M is what Intel has been shipping for notebooks prior to the Centrino. The Pentium-M is really the Centrino. However, Intel has stated that the term Centrino can only be applied IF the entire package (mobile processor Pentium-M , the new Intel 855 chipset family, and aWLAN adapter in mini-PCI format called Calexico, which is based on the 802.11b/a standard is used. Only notebooks with this whole package have Intel's approval to carry the name 'Centrino Notebook.' As soon as one of the above is missing, it can no longer be called Centrino.

The Pentium III-M which the other respondent mentioned is COMPLETELY different.

As far as which is better, it depends on a lot of things. There are notebooks that use Desktop P4s. The reason for this is cost and theability to get the fastest CPU available, since notebook CPUs lag behind Desktop CPUs. So for gamers, this type of notebook is best. But the battery life is really poor, and there are heat problems. If you want Maximum battery life, a P4-M or Centrino system is the best.

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