| ||Thread Tools|
|25th July 2005, 19:16||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Asus' CT-479 Pentium M socket adapter
BY NOW, YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED that Intel's Pentium M is gaining attention as a desktop processor, both in desktop motherboards and even in small form factor systems. One problem, however, has been the accompanying laptop chipset, which means greater expense as well as lesser performance relative to other desktop solutions.
Asus has decided to do something about that requirement in rather inventive fashion. The CT-479 is an adapter card that plugs into the processor socket of certain Asus Socket 478 motherboards and converts them to a Socket 479 configuration capable of accepting a Pentium M. This adapter neatly solves both the price and performance issues, the latter by supplying a dual-channel memory configuration unavailable in the Intel 855GME laptop chipset.
How well does the CT-479 adapt the Pentium M for desktop use? We're about to find out.
A look at the CT-479
Asus sells the CT-479 separately, allowing you to choose the motherboard for yourself. A list of the motherboards currently supported can be found here. Since support for the CT-479 requires a BIOS upgrade, it's unlikely that you'll be seeing CT-479 support on any non-Asus motherboards in the future.
The BIOS upgrade could prove to be an interesting problem. If your board doesn't have a recent BIOS version, you will likely need a Socket 478 CPU long enough to update the BIOS.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Asus M4A78T-E Socket AM3 Mainboard Review||jmke||WebNews||0||8th April 2009 21:15|
|Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz socket 479 Processor Review||piotke||WebNews||0||20th September 2006 15:31|
|ASUS P5WD2-E Premium Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Motherboard||jmke||WebNews||0||5th July 2006 08:58|
|TE koop / TE ruil: Pentium Mobile (Banias) + DFI socket 479 moederbord.||piotke||For Sale||6||27th November 2005 14:50|
|ASUS CT-479 Pentium M Adapter||jmke||WebNews||3||7th October 2005 21:39|
|VIA Denies Intel Pentium M Bus Licensing: Clarifies Socket 479 Processor Details||jmke||WebNews||0||18th May 2005 16:34|
|Asus 479 to 478 Pentium M adaptor||Sidney||WebNews||4||3rd May 2005 00:05|
|Intel's Pentium M Desktop Part II: ASUS' Pentium M to Pentium 4 Socket Adapter||jmke||WebNews||0||25th March 2005 15:01|
|Asus to release Pentium M => Pentium 4 adaptor?||jmke||WebNews||9||6th March 2005 18:16|
|Socket 754 Roundup, Part 3: Asus, Soltek & DFI||jmke||WebNews||0||14th September 2004 10:58|