Intel Pentium M

The Intel Pentium M was released in 2003 during the Pentium 4 era, and can be considered a successor to the Pentium III. It was designed for mobile and low power computers and based on the P6 architecture, with some improvements also taken from the Pentium 4.

There are two generations of Pentium Ms, the first one are Banias ones with 1 MiB of L2 Cache and manufactured with a 130 nm process. Then, Dothan Pentium Ms came with 2 MiB of L2 Cache and a 90 nm process.

There are no 64-bit Pentium Ms unlike for Pentium 4s. In 2006, the first Intel Core appeared as Core Solo and Core Duo processors (codenamed Yonah, still 32-bit), quickly succeeded by the 64-bit Core 2 Duos and Quads, before the Core i3, i5, i7 and later i9 appeared and remained in use for many generations until 2023. Nowadays, the Core brand is still used for their Core 3, 5, 7 and 9 processors.

Intel Pentium M 1.6 GHz Banias Intel Pentium M 1.73 GHz Dothan
  • A 1.6 GHz Pentium M (SL6FA, Banias). Bottom. 2004 Week 22.
  • A 1.73 GHz Pentium M (SL7SA, Dothan). Bottom. 2004 Week 50.

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