X-bit Labs has taken a closer look at the Intel Viiv platform:
It’s not a new idea to use a mobile processor in a desktop PC. PC enthusiasts were casting interested looks at mobile processors from the Pentium M series ever since Intel had transferred its desktop CPU series to the NetBurst architecture. As opposed to it, the Pentium M was based on the P6 architecture that had been employed in the highly successful Pentium III CPU series. First experiments of installing the Pentium M on desktop mainboards (made possible by ASUS who introduced a special adapter; read more in our article called Intel Pentium M 780 as Heart of Your Desktop PC, with ASUS CT-479 Adapter) showed that this idea did make sense.