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Processor Differences PentD, Pent M, Celeron

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#1 mar5hy


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:01 PM

Can someone explain the main differences in these processors?

Pent D, Pent M, Pent 4, Celeron, centrino?
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:40 PM

alright you all, feel free to correct me if Im wrong or expand on what Im saying,
Pentium D is the Dual core version of the Pentium Processor (I believe)
Pentium 4 is the fourth line of the Pentium series, single core CPU
Pentium M is the mobile version of the pentium CPU used in laptops
The celeron is one of Intels budget processors, based on the Pentium architecture but very dumbed down, lower cache, etc. There are both dual core, single core, and mobile versions of this chip. I personally like them for computers that remain on 24/7 but dont have to do much because they run very cool.
Centrino is a Mobile CPU released by Intel only for laptops. this CPU and the celeron will not give you the same performance as a comparable Pentium CPU.



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:54 AM

Yes, P4 was the Pentium design that implemented the "NetBurst" architecture. This changed the course of the existing Pentium architecture, and was expected to scale up to 10GHz. It was designed accordingly with structures like very long pipelines and aggressive pre-fetch, that actually gave it a performance disadvantage at lower clock speeds.

Pentium D CPUs are dual core Netburst processors utilising two adjacent P4 dies in one package. They are challenged by high thermal output.

The Pentium M (different to Mobile Pentium), was a different architecture developed for Mobile processing, and conceptually led the way through Core to Core2 which superseded the P4.

Centrino is a Mobile platform for notebook/laptops, incorporating specific certified combinations of CPU, north & southbridge and Wireless Network adapter.

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