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Configuration

The Amilo Pro V3405 is based on a Pentium Dual-Core T2060 processor with a clock rate of 1.60GHz (65nm Yonah core with 1 megabyte of shared L2 cache).

Besides Enhanced SpeedStep technology that gives the notebook’s software and BIOS the control over the CPU frequency multiplier (to reduce it under low loads), the CPU features Dynamic Power Coordination (power consumption of the execution cores can be independently adjusted depending on the current load; one core may even slip into Deep Sleep mode with the lowest power consumption possible) and Dynamic Cache Sizing (unused segments of the CPU cache can be turned off to save power).

The CPU also supports Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 and the XD bit feature (hardware protection from CPU stack overflow). The virtualization technology is disabled. The 64-bit extensions aren’t supported. The FSB frequency is lowered to 533MHz.

 

This implementation of the Napa platform also incorporates an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter and an Intel Calistoga 945GM chipset. This chipset supports DDR2 SO-DIMMs, thus offering more memory bandwidth at lower power consumption. The South Bridge (ICH7-M) is connected to the North Bridge via a special-purpose Direct Media Interface and 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. For more information about the Napa platform, visit the manufacturer’s website.

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, but limited to 128MB in our notebook). 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 GMA 950 can be found at the manufacturer’s website.

The notebook comes with a WDC WD600BEVS-07LAT0 hard disk drive (2.5” form-factor, 5400rpm spindle rotation speed, 60GB capacity, Ultra-ATA interface) and an Optiarc AD-7540A DVD-burner with the following speed formula:

Writing:

  • DVD+R – 8x
  • DVD-R – 8x
  • DVD+R (double-layer) – 6x
  • DVD-R (double-layer) – 6x
  • DVD+RW – 8x
  • DVD-RW – 8x
  • DVD-RAM – 5x
  • CD-R – 24x
  • CD-RW – 24x
  • DVD-ROM – 8x
  • CD-ROM – 24x

Reading:

  • DVD+R – 8x
  • DVD-R – 8x
  • DVD+R (double-layer) – 4x
  • DVD-R (double-layer) – 4x
  • DVD+RW – 8x
  • DVD-RW – 6x
  • DVD-RAM – 5x
  • CD-R – 24x
  • CD-RW – 24x

The Amilo Pro V3405 is equipped with DDR2-533 SDRAM. One slot in the memory compartment is occupied by a 512MB module and the other is empty. The notebook supports a maximum of 2048MB of system RAM, so you’ve got an upgrade opportunity here. The memory works in single-channel mode, of course:

We measured the temperature of the hottest spots on the notebook’s surfaces with an infrared thermometer after it had worked for half an hour in the Classic test mode of Battery Eater Pro 2.60 (the ambient temperature remained constant at 23°C during this test) and got the following numbers:

  • LCD panel – 38°C
  • Keyboard – 34°C
  • Bottom panel – 38°C
 
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