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Configuration

The W5G00F has an Intel Core Duo T2500 processor with a clock rate of 2.00GHz (65nm Yonah core, 2MB shared L2 cache).

Besides the time-tested Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology (it allows to reduce the CPU clock rate at low loads by diminishing its multiplier), the processor supports Dynamic Power Coordination (the power consumption of the cores can be varied separately depending on the current load; one core can even enter the Deep Sleep mode with the lowest power consumption) and Dynamic Cache Sizing (unused cache segments are turned off to save power). For more information about the new processor, refer to our Centrino Duo Mobile Platform Review.

Being an implementation of the Napa platform, the notebook is equipped with an Intel Calistoga 945GM chipset and a wireless adapter Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. This chipset supports DDR2 SO-DIMMs, thus offering more memory bandwidth at lower power consumption, and a PCI Express x16 interface for an external graphics card. The ICH7-M chip is used as the chipset’s South Bridge and is connected to the North Bridge via a special-purpose Direct Media Interface. The South Bridge supports one Parallel ATA port, two Serial ATA ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and Intel High Definition Audio. It also offers six PCI Express x1 lanes to connect external devices.

The i945GM chipset incorporates Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 950. As opposed to GMA 900, this integrated graphics core supports higher core frequencies (up to 400MHz) and a larger amount of dynamically allotted memory (up to 224MB). GMA 950 has four pixel pipelines and can map four textures per clock cycle. Like GMA 900, it supports DirectX 9 and Pixel Shader 2.0 on the GPU and Vertex Shader 3.0 and T&L on the CPU. GMA 950 is a fully DirectX 9-compliant, though. The detailed specification of the i945GM can be found at the manufacturer’s website. For details about GMA 950, follow this link.

The W5G00F comes with a 2.5” had disk drive Hitachi HTS421212H9AT00 (a spindle rotation speed of 4200rpm and a storage capacity of 120GB) and a DVD-burner Matshita UJ-832S.

 
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