The Pentium M is currently the clear favorite, if you want to buy a notebook: it's fast, will not be too warm and good battery life too, this is ideal to carry in a notebook and compute-intensive applications, but for example, lead to long presentations without electricity due. Due to the lack of competition in this area virtually all high-order notebooks are equipped with the Pentium M - few desktop replacement systems are not designed for mobility based on the Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 However, the Pentium M in comparison to the Intel desktop processors to date one drawback - the chipsets of the i855 Series DDR333, AGP 4x, and even otherwise also features some poorly equipped.
Intel wants to change today, over the past year have been very many details about the Today's Sonoma platform has come to light, it was clear to the Pentium M would be obtained with the new chipsets, faster 533 MHz FSB, PCI Express, and probably that would be DDR2 support and features such as Serial ATA and high-definition audio migrate to
the platform. According to the weaknesses that we, above all, in our Pentium M for the desktop have criticized report be eliminated, this bothered us, above all, the poor AGP-throughput, low memory throughput and the capabilities of the lack of Southbridge ICH4-M.
At 2.13 GHz, we have a new fastest mobile processor, the Pentium M 765 from our recently tested ASUS M6S00NE is therefore no longer the fastest Pentium M on the market, during the previous Pentium M models with a "5" ended, the new 533-MHz Pentium M processors have a "0" at the end. Exceptions are, as always, the low-voltage and ultra-low-voltage models, each with different identifiers, the Pentium M with 533 MHz gets a new stepping - and this supports NX bit.
The Sonoma platform from Intel to 27W max, TDP specified, the cooling solutions, the manufacturer must therefore be able to dissipate a maximum of this waste heat to be able to, this means that the highest clocked Pentium M processors are designed in Sonoma platform for notebooks with 27 W, however, the typical consumption is below this value. Whether this heat is already achieved by the Pentium M 770 is not known to us - but because Intel is likely to increase the clock speeds in future models still to assume that future top models will achieve this only TDP.