Intel to debut 5W Core 2 Solo ULV

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 19 2006 @ 14:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is prepping to release a couple more Core 2 Solo single-core processors in the third quarter of next year:
In the previous plan, since dual core has been put into a common place, there never exists single core Core 2 Solo but Celeron M 500 for entry-level market. However, since single core has a better power consumption than dual core, Intel decided to make Core 2 Solo ULV for the need Sub-Note market.

The new Core 2 Solo ULV includes two models: U2200 (1.2 GHz/1MB L2/533MHz) and U2100 (1.06 GHz/1MB L2/533MHz). They are set to replace U1500 and U1400. These two models have very good power consumption at 5W only, and are support for Intel VT, EIST, XD Bit and 64.

It should be noted that Core 2 Solo ULV would be released in Socket M interface instead of Socket P for Santa Rosa. The reason is as simple as that 945GM chipset has half power consumption (7W TDP) than 965GM (14W TDP); limited battery capacity is a limitation to Sub-Note so that devices have to use as less power as possible. Therefore, Core 2 Solo ULV is released for Napa Refresh platform only.

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