Intel(R) Celeron(R) M = First Generation Intel Centrino?

Intel(R) Celeron(R) M = First Generation Intel Centrino?

Post by gz » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 03:29:45



Hi there,

I bought a notebook PC, it has Centrino logo (sticker) on it. However, the
computer system shows that the processor is

Intel(R) Celeron(R) M / x86 Family 6 Model 9 Stepping 5 GenuineIntel~1496MHz

I was told that Intel(R) Celeron(R) M is the First Generation of Intel
Centrino, is this true?

Thanks!
 
 
 

Intel(R) Celeron(R) M = First Generation Intel Centrino?

Post by Bill David » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 05:39:33


No. Centrino is a CPU+chipset+wireless *package* not a CPU. And as I
recall the Celeron M came after Centrino was out, to appeal to people
who thought that the "M" made their Celeron faster.

To put it very broadly, the Pentium M is P-III technology, with enhanced
cache, and some but not all of the P4 instructions added to the core.
Unfortunately that's only useful as a sense of where the parts came
from, I guess.

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