Intel is shipping two new processors in its “Pentium M” line targeting mobile and low-power embedded devices. The 1.5GHz “715” and 1.6GHz “725” are Dothan chips built with 90nm technology that will enable “a broader range of Intel Centrino mobile technology-based mobile PCs at lower price points,” according to Intel.
The new chips round out Intel's recent update of its Pentium M processor line, which includes the recently introduced 735, 745, and 755.
The new 715 and 725 are “Dothan” family chips built on Intel's high-volume 90 nm technology. They include 2MB of integrated, power-managed level 2 cache, and a 400MHz front-side bus. They also offer micro-architectural enhancements such as enhanced data pre-fetcher and enhanced register access manager, according to Intel. They target full-size as well as ultra-portable notebook PCs.
The new processors are socket-compatibile with Banias Pentium M's, and are compatible with the Intel 855 chipset family. Both processors support Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology, which helps optimize application performance and power consumption to enable extended battery life, according to Intel.
The new Pentium M processors are shipping in systems worldwide now, according to Intel, and are available boxed from authorized Intel dealers. The 715 and 725 cost $209 and $241, respectively, in quantities of 1,000.
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