The P4s Worst Foe? The PIII-M
Is Intel's PIII-M processor too powerful?Is Intels PIII-M processor too powerful? Until now, it looked like a smooth evolution from Intels PIII technology to the P4. Intel had publicly announced that the PIII technology would stop at 1.13GHz, giving the P4 some nice running room to get up to 2GHz by the end of the year.
Then, on July 29, Intel launched the Pentium III-M, a mobile version of the PIII based on a 0.13-micron design. Coupled with the 830 chip set, the PIII-M has performance and power features that make it compelling in desktop systems as well.