New Intel Pentium® Processors with MMX™ Technology Bring Performance Boost and Value to Mobile PCs
266- and 166-MHz Pentium® Processors with MMX™ Technology Offer Mobile PC Users Higher Performance, New Capabilities
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 1998 – Intel Corporation today announced two new mobile Pentium® processors with MMX™ technology that continue to enhance the performance and improve the power consumption of mobile PCs. The new 266-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology is the highest performing Intel mobile processor available today, while the 166-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology is the lowest power consuming Intel Pentium microprocessor introduced to date. The new 266- and 166-MHz Pentium processors with MMX technology complement Intel's existing family of low-power 0.25 micron mobile processors which also includes 200- and 233-MHz versions.
With the introduction of the 166- and 266-MHz mobile Pentium processors with MMX technology, mobile PC users can choose from a broad range of attractively priced systems. The 266-MHz mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology brings a new level of performance to a variety of mobile PCs -- ranging from systems with advanced features such as DVD drives and high-capacity hard disk drives, to thin and light-weight notebooks. Mobile PCs equipped with the 266-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology offer business users higher-quality and faster Internet browsing, improved responsiveness when using applications such as office suites, and enhanced graphics performance when developing and delivering presentations.
The new 166-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology offers the same performance available in the previous 0.35 micron version, but consumes substantially less power. The lower power consumption of the166-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology is ideally suited for the emerging category of mini-notebook PCs which weigh as little as two pounds and are as small as a videocassette tape. The lower power consumption of the 166-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology provides mini-notebook PC users with higher level processing and improved battery life.
"Intel delivers products to address the needs of all types of mobile PC users," said Frank Spindler, director of marketing, Intel Mobile and Handheld Products Group. "The 166-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology extends full PC performance capability to a growing number of users who require a small, light-weight portable device, but also expect high-performance processing without sacrificing battery life."
The 166- and 266-MHz mobile Pentium processors with MMX technology are manufactured using Intel's 0.25 micron process technology. The 166-MHz mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology operates at an internal core voltage of 1.8 volts and consumes 2.9 watts typical thermal design power (TDP). The 266-MHz mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology operates at an internal voltage of 2.0 volts and consumes 5.3 watts typical thermal design power (TDP).
The 266-MHz mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology posts a 9.4 percent integer performance improvement over the 233-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology using industry standard benchmark ZD CPUmark32*. Additionally, the 266-MHz version delivers a 13 percent improvement on Intel's Media Benchmark, and a 9.1 percent improvement on 3DWinbench*97 when compared to the 233-MHz mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology.
Available today, the 266-MHz mobile Pentium processor with MMX technology is available in 1,000unit quantities in Tape Carrier Package (TCP) or on board Intel's Mobile Module with 512K level 2 cache for $659 and $732, respectively. The 166-MHz version is also available in 1,000 unit quantities in TCP for $300 or Mobile Module for $373. For more information on Intel's mobile Pentium processors with MMX technology, access developer.intel.com/design/mobile/.
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