Anand Previews Yonah

Anand has managed to get his hands on a new Intel Yonah processor and supporting motherboard and posted a series of benchmark results outlining its performance. Seeing the Pentium M family of mobile processors transition to dual cores should certainly get notebook enthusiasts excited as there will likely be some healthy performance gains across the board. How much performance can we expect from Yonah? Well, you'll have to read the article to find out but we'll leave you with a good teaser.

Although we didn't consider it as such here today , Yonah will be quite impressive on notebooks. The thought of having such a cool running dual core processor in a notebook is honestly amazing, and the performance difference (especially for multitaskers) over what we have today will be significant. The other thing to keep in mind is that when you go from a single core to a dual core Pentium M notebook, you won't be giving up anything at all. On the desktop side, you normally give up clock speed for dual core support, but Yonah will be running at very similar frequencies to what Dothan is running at today. In other words, you won't be giving up single threaded performance in favor of multi-threaded performance - you'll get the whole package.