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Intel Pentium M 780 as desktop CPU with ASUS CT-479 adapter

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    The new ASUS CT-479 adapter allows desktop PCs to use the Pentium M processor on i865 and i875-based motherboards.

    How much sense does that make ? Well quite lot.The Pentium M processors have advantages suchs as very low heat dissipation and power consumption, which allows building quiet and economical systems around these CPUs.The performance would be quite high, but not the best available nowdays.

    Of course the Pentium M CPUs have their drawbacks, as it is a descendant of the Pentium III architecture.

    For example, these processors work with a rather slow system bus, have a low-performance FPU, lack the support of SSE3 as well as 64-bit extensions to the x86 architecture.

    If you want to get more details, I'd suggest a review made by X-Bit Labs.They've tested a desktop system with a 2.26 GHz Pentium M 780 CPU which is quite interesting.

    Have a look: X-Bit Labs
     
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    " The news Asus..... "

    New? It exsists since 3 months
     
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    But you can't say it's old neither. :D
     

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