The Intel Pentium Mobile
Drew Abbot, Chris Dahl, & Eugene Otto
CS451 - Advanced Processor Architecture

This is the slideshow we prepared as the end product of our research into the features of the Pentium M.
History, Pipeline, Innovations, Power and Performance of the Intel Pentium Mobile [PPT (r4)] [Blue Man Commercial]

Useful Sources
These are the sources we used to prepare our talk and that added to our general understanding of the topic. You may need a subscription to Microprocessor Report to view their articles (accessing them from UVa's network will work). Some sources contradicted each other (for example, one source claimed that the Pentium M's pipeline is 12 stages while most sources referenced the fact that Intel's only hint was that it is between 10 and 20 stages) -- we try to make it clear in our presentation when such inconsistencies exist.

  • Modern Processor Design, Chap 7

    Microprocessor Report
  • Dothan by the numbers: Intel's 90nm Pentium M processor arrives with processor numbers
  • X86 power and thermal management: primer on AMD and Intel power and thermal management
  • On the road to many-core [micro]Ps: cores proliferate at Intel's Spring '05 developer forum
  • Intel's PC roadmap sees double: it's two, two cores in one.
  • Intel beats Intel for mobile crown: Pentium M (Dothan) takes over from Pentium M (Banias).
  • Pentium M hits the street: packs much into small die.

    Intel Publications
  • IA-32 Intel® Architecture Software Developer's Manual, Volume 1: Basic Architecture
  • IA-32 Intel® Architecture Software Developer's Manual, Volume 3: System Programming Guide
  • Intel Technology Journal, Volume 7, Issue 02
  • Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology for the Intel® Pentium® M Processor
  • Adding Power at the Transistor Level
  • High-k Metal Gate and Future Logic-Process Technology
  • Intel® Pentium® M Processor Power Estimation, Budgeting, Optimization, and Validation

    Technical Papers
  • Analysis of Thermal Monitor features of the Intel® Pentium® M Processor

    Ars Technica
  • A Look at Centrino's Core: The Pentium M
  • Inside the IBM PowerPC 970 Part I: Design Philosophy and Front End
  • The Pentium: An Architectural History of the World's Most Famous Desktop Processor (Part II)
  • The future of Prescott: when Moore gives you lemons...

    Other Internet Sources
  • Clash of the Titans: Dothan vs Turion (Updated)
  • Intel's Pentium M and Centrino
  • Intel Pentium M 780 as Heart of Your Desktop PC, with ASUS CT-479 Adapter (page 3)
  • Inside Intel's Pentium M/Centrino
  • Pentium M Dual Core in January 2006 - Summary of the Intel Mobile Roadmap
  • IBM's Strained Silicon Breakthrough Image Page
  • Intel puts Tri-Gate transistor on fast track
  • The First Pentium-M Notebook Put To The Test
  • Wikipedia's Pentium M
  • Pentium M