Their SAT scores are lower, too.
Meanwhile, silent computing and small form factors are on the rise in desktop systems, as consumers become more aware of PC features beyond raw performance. Against this backdrop, certain corners of the market have fixed their gaze firmly on a tantalizing alternative: the Pentium M processor, optimized to deliver solid performance combined with miserly power consumption, that has seen great success in the mobile market as part of the Centrino platform.
Now comes DFI with exactly what we've been asking for: a desktop motherboard for the Pentium M. The DFI 855GME-MGF transcends boundaries by offering Pentium M support in a microATX mobo with an AGP slot and some decent overclocking options. But can the Pentium M really go toe to toe on performance with the Pentium 4 and Athlon 64 when paired up with desktop hard drives and video cards? We've gathered up a Pentium M "Dothan" processor and an extensive array of competitors, ranging from an Athlon 64 3200+ at 2GHz to a Pentium 4 at 3.8GHz, in order to find out.
|The TR Podcast 166: Reader questions, Asus answers, and our mobile recs||0|
|Wednesday Night Shortbread||2|
|Ubisoft doles out freebies to make up for AC Unity issues||14|
|In the lab: Cooler Master's Silencio 652S quiet case||6|
|Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10||46|
|Early Black Friday deals: 4K for $350, 1080p IPS for $100, and more||23|
|Zalman is 'not going bankrupt'||20|
|Mechanical roadmap points to hard drives over 100TB by 2025||120|
|Tuesday Night Shortbread||31|
|I'll take old-school over Optimus Prime's nutsack covered in neon lights any day of the week.||+63|