Intel Pentium

Intel Pentium processor family already began in 1993. The name Pentium is derived from Pente (Greek for five), because he called the fifth x86 generation and so ushered in a new naming scheme as earlier figures were used as its predecessor the i486 processor , Meanwhile, there are however a number of processor series, which have received the name Pentium, even if they barely have the actual Pentium similarities. Today this includes especially favorable entry processors. To simplify matters, we have below lists the various Pentium model series for you and summarized their respective properties.

Pentium Dual-Core E

The dual-core processors, the Pentium series were manufactured exclusively for Socket 775th You can reach here with a power dissipation of 65 W, a clock rate of 3.3 GHz. The associated cache is larger than 2 MB in size and thus ensures total for a system that provides sufficient performance for simple office work. The successor of this series is the G-series. Since then dispensed Intel also adding dual-core.

Pentium D

The origin of the identifier D is still unclear. However, it has much attention to the dual-core property. Leistungstechnisch offer these processors two cores with 2 to 4 MB cache and a core frequency from 2.6 to 3.6 GHz at 95 to 135 W power dissipation. Depending on the model but is already supporting Intel VT present. As a special bonus Intel has the Pentium EE (Extreme Edition) released based on these processors. The key difference is the activated Hyper-Threading Technology, which four logical cores are available.

Pentium M

This is a mobile version of the Pentium processor. The current CPUs of this series contain two cores with a clock speed of max. 2.5 GHz. In addition, up to 32 GB can be linked DDR3 memory. The thermal power dissipation of 37 W allows to a reasonable duration of the notebook. Also, a graphic processor is integrated, thereby providing an additional graphics card is no longer necessary. This reduces the current consumption, but on the other hand the space required, whereby smaller devices are possible. For virtualization is the Intel Vitualization Technology (VT-x) are available.

N Pentium

Also incorporated in the mobile sector, these processors are distinguished by a particularly low power dissipation of 7.5W. Here interact its four cores with a maximum of 8 GB DDR3 RAM and operated at a clock frequency of about 2 GHz. The full 64-bit support, and opportunities for virtualization, they do so for very universal processors. To view the graphics processor Intel HD Graphics is used, two monitors can be driven with the.

Pentium G / J

With one of these desktop processors you get up to four cores at 2.4 GHz. The TDPWert lies just over 50 W (G version) or only at 10 W (J version). The latter offer Although 4 instead of 2 cores and are in the power consumption front, but can also use a maximum of 8 instead of 32 GB of memory. Generally make the CPUs but both the course for Desktop Computer conventional size and higher performance, as well as small and energy-efficient PCs.

Pentium 140x

These CPUs are used as entry processors for servers. The Model 1405 provides eg. Two cores with a max. Turbo Frequency 1.8 GHz (1.2 GHz otherwise). The max. TDP is 40W and the base of FCLGA1356 used. can really distinguished the processor but by its server properties, such as the use of up to 375 GB of memory and support for ECC memory. Intel AES-NI is also to protect the data available, however, Hyper-Threading missing.

Pentium 4

The processor of the seventh generation of x86 Pentium 4 succeeded in 2000 to the market. It was produced until 2008 and contained during the eight years four different cores. This clock rates of 1.3 to 3.8 GHz and a cache of 256 KB to 2 MB surrendered. In the featured Intel has repeatedly made extensions, so that the more recent models also support virtualization (Intel VT) and 64-bit addressing (Intel 64). possible to use the processors depending on the model on motherboards with Socket 423, 478 or 775.

Pentium 4 EE (Extreme Edition)

This special version is true with respect to the technology very similar to the Pentium 4, but includes additional features. Therefore, they only can be used with certain motherboards whose chipset was originally designed for the Intel Xeon processors. Debuted has Intel this version in February 2004 and a successor in February 2005, but both could not convince fully. Only a few games could benefit from higher cache. Otherwise, the performance over the standard Pentium 4 models were only slightly higher. This series should not be confused with the Pentium EE series also, which includes Dual Core processors based on the Pentium D series with hyperthreading enabled.



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