Intel's Tualatin becomes PentiumIII-M

  07/30/2001 7:15:36 AM MDT Albuquerque, Nm
  By Dustin D. Brand; Owner AMO

Announced Monday, the Tualatin becomes the Pentium III-M
  Officially announced Monday, the 1.13GHz Pentium III-M, formerly code-named Tualatin, gets an "M" suffix that stands for "mobile," and runs at cooler temperatures while consuming less power than its predecessors, Intel officials said.

  Key to the Pentium III-M chip is it's engineering to a 0.13-micron fabrication standard. Since October of 1999, Intel's Pentium III, Celeron, Xeon, and Pentium 4 chips have all been built on a larger, 0.18-micron architecture, according to Intel.

  For each chip designed using Micron Fabrication, the smaller the transistor relay, the faster the performance and the cooler the operating temperature equalling reduced power consumption. The reduced power consumption and operating temperature of the Pentium III-M makes it ideal for mobile computing.

  Sony, IBM, Compaq, Toshiba, and HP have already announced mobile use of the new Pentium III-M in their new products.

  The rollout of a new Pentium III-M specifically designed for mobile use could fortell the end of the Desktop use of Pentium III's as Intel proceeds with the new rollouts of their Pentium 4, and Itanium 64-Bit Chipsets.

  Because of the Pentium III-M's design, it's 0.13 Micron process leads to faster performance than it's desktop counterparts. Intel plans on rolling out several Pentium 4 Chips based on the 0.13 Micron process as well as the Itanium 64-Bit chip designed for servers in the upcoming quarters.

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