Originally posted by P.P. Mguire
Thats not nececarily true. if ther WAS no such thing as a centrino processor then why would they have comercials of it and be using it like a pentium4?
SO your saying intel jacked amd's cpu architecture or what? If not then please PM me and explain what your talking baout besides the l2 cache. Do they use the quantum speed architecture or is it basically a new chip or what?
Actually it is definitely true. The processor that so many refer to as a "Centrino" is actually a Pentium M. Here is a quick synopsis of what Centrino really
is (quoted directly from Intel.com):
Intel® Centrino mobile technology is Intel's best technology for notebook computers. More than just a processor, it features fully integrated wireless LAN+ capability and breakthrough mobile performance while enabling great battery life in lighter, easier-to-carry notebook PCs.
Intel Centrino mobile technology includes the following components:
Intel® Pentium® M processor
Intel® 855 chipset family
Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection Family
And as for the architecture question... I was simply providing an example of how a completely different architecture can provide higher performance at lower clock speeds. They didn't (as far as anyone besides Intel knows) steal technology from AMD, but these new chips run at lower clock speeds and provide equivalent performance to higher clocked Pentium 4s, just like AMDs.