ASUS K42F Notebook w/ Intel Core i5 540M Arrandale CPU ReviewMon, Jan 04, 2010 - 12:14 AM
Intel just announced their next series of notebook processors with the launch of Arrandale! What makes this processor so unique is the fact that Intel has taken their 45nm Nehalem architecture, enhanced it and has shrunken it down to 32nm. Intel didn’t stop there though and took a 45nm graphics processor and placed it on the CPU as well. Read on to see what this does for performance!
The ASUS K42F-B1 14-inch notebook was amazing to use! This notebook is very fast as you saw from the numerous benchmarks that we threw at the Intel Core i5 540M processor. When the dust settled the Intel Core i5 540M was on average 40-50% faster than Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 processor. This is due to the fact that the Arrandale processor has HyperThreading technology and therefore twice as many threads, but it also has to do with Turbo Mode and the Intel HD Graphics. When it comes to Blu-ray playback, gaming or Croptography performance the Arrandale processor really looked great and is no doubt a processor that has plenty of muscle behind it.