To use the CT-479, consumers must first flash their motherboard's BIOS to ensure compatibility. As ASUS refines their motherboard BIOS' to support of this adapter, more ASUS (and maybe other brands) socket 478 motherboards will support this kit. Right now the ASUS P4P800 SE and P4P800-VM are the only motherboards that are supported. The ASUS PC4800E will be the next motherboard to work with the CT-479, and eventually most, if not all, ASUS i865/i875 boards should be supported.
I hope you enjoyed our brief look at the upcoming ASUS CT-479 "CPU Upgrade Kit" that should be out in a matter of weeks. In other Pentium M news DigiTimes is reporting that Intel plans deep cuts in the prices of its Pentium M line on July 24, in response to the launch of AMD's competing Turion 64 processor. This means that the Pentium M 755, for example, would drop from $423 to $294. Great news for consumers and companies like ASUS who are hoping for increased Pentium M sales.
In closing let me leave you with some performance numbers I just ran on the Intel Pentium M 755/770 processor and the DFI 855GME-MGF motherboard. I'm sure not everyone is aware of how a little 2GHz Dothan stacks up to other leading desktop processors.
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