This section looks in more detail at two of the components of the Intel Centrino mobile technology platformthe Intel Pentium M processor and the surrounding Intel chipsets (855 and 915).
Intel Pentium M Processor
The Intel Pentium M provides many advanced features including
The Intel Pentium M is provided in many different models, with model numbers currently ranging from 715 to 770. These models feature 90nm and 130nm process technology, L2 cache, and clock speeds from 1.32.13GHz. The Pentium M series supports up to 2GB of DDR SDRAM or 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, depending on the supporting chipset employed.
Intel 855 Chipset
The Intel 855 chipset family is part of Intel Centrino mobile technology and is designed to deliver excellent performance with lower demands for power (important in a mobile computer). There are a number of sub-chipsets that are part of the Intel 855 chipset family, including
Intel 855GM Chipset
The Intel 855GM Chipset graphics memory controller hub (GMCH-M) is a highly integrated mobile chipset solution that has been optimized to support the Intel Pentium M processor, high speed DDR memory, and a Hub interface. In addition to this, the Intel 855GM chipset provides integrated graphics capabilities.
Intel 855PM Chipset
The Intel 855PM Chipset memory controller hub (MCH-M) is a mobile chipset solution that has been optimized to support the Intel Pentium M processor, high speed DDR memory, and a Hub interface. This chipset has an AGP 4X interface and provides flexible support for high performance discrete graphics solutions.
Intel 855GME Chipset
The Intel 855GME chipset graphics memory controller hub (GMCH-M) is a component of Intel Centrino mobile technology. The chipset is a highly integrated mobile solution optimized to support the Intel Pentium M processor, high speed DDR memory, and a Hub interface.
Intel 915 Express Chipset
The Intel 915 Express chipset family is the second-generation Centrino supporting chipset with several important improvements over the original Intel 855 chipset family. These improvements include