Thursday, June 09, 2005

Pentium M Yonah pricing from the DigiTimes

The DigiTimes reports on possible Intel Yonah pricing at its launch in the first quarter of 2006:

X50 dual-core 2.16 GHz: US$637
X40 dual-core 2.00 GHz: US$423
X30 dual-core 1.83 GHz: US$294
X20 dual-core 1.66 GHz: US$241
Single-core 1.66 GHz: US$209

It's heartening to see (again) the specs of these chips, as they are likely to be used in future Mac laptops. The dual-core Yonah, with its 2 MB L2 cache and 667 MHz bus, should be competitive overall with a dual-core G5 970MP at a similar ballpark clockspeed. In other words, a Pentium M Yonah 17" PowerBook in 2006 could be as fast as one of the slower dual G5 Power Macs of today in many tasks (Rosetta translation notwithstanding). Impressive.

The single-core 1.66 GHz should also be quite a nice chip, likely sporting 1 MB L2 cache. It's significantly faster than the fastest current PowerBook G4 CPU, but is aimed at the budget market, perfect for the iBook. If Apple does release an iBook with this Celeron M Yonah 1.66 GHz, I may just update my current PowerBook Titanium 1.0 GHz to an iBook instead of a dual-core PowerBook.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

[QUOTE]In other words, a Pentium M Yonah 17" PowerBook in 2006 could be as fast as one of the slower dual G5 Power Macs of today in many tasks (Rosetta translation notwithstanding). Impressive.[/QUOTE]

I'm sorry to ask this question, but English isn't my native language.

Are you laughing with this or are you serious that the Intel's will be good, impressive, processors?

I think they're gonna rock, no?

Eug said...

"Are you laughing with this or are you serious that the Intel's will be good, impressive, processors?"

I am serious. Yonah should be a very good chip. The question is if Intel's roadmap really does pan out. Intel, just like everyone else, has had problems meeting some of its previous goals too.

Jacken said...

I really think that the Intel move by Apple is a good thing. Let's just hope Apple chooses to make machines that uses the latest technologies. They usually choose a couple of steps below top of the line when it comes to display cards and such.

Anonymous said...

Let us look at a few articles if you will...


Pentium M Yonah pricing from the DigiTimes

AMD Quad Core Q106

Porting pains plague programmers & Put a Pentium in your G5 Power Mac

Now i understand that Jobs planned this 5 years ago, but i think AMD would have been a better thought. Or is this just to scare IBM?

If you show it running, it is real and now you get attention.

AMD has two fabs and one on the way. The one is Texas is used for Flash, but they will probably get out of that when they need it for processors as the fab just needs to be re-tooled.

Just some thoughts

RG