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core duo or amd turion?

by koolman51 / May 3, 2006 10:19 AM PDT

im looking for the right processor for my laptop which is most likely a gateway or an hp.should i wait for amd dual core or just go for the core duo?please answer me back!!!

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Depends on your preferance
by jelgert / May 3, 2006 8:36 PM PDT

At the time intels chip is most likely more battery effient however the AMD processor will be 64 bit compatable now as opposed to having to wait for merom or in other words september if you want that in a Intel chip. Anyways decide what you want out of those things and you should have your answer. Also one last thing the AMD chip if in common with their single core brothers at the moment are probably a bit more powerful.

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Hummm ...
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / May 4, 2006 10:03 AM PDT

AMD always had misery with their instruction sets. SSE, SSE2, SSE3 always been better on an Intel chip, especially the Core Duo ( Pentium M Yonah ) because Intel improved all their instruction sets.

Merom is pin-to-pin compatible with the Yonah processor so it will be possible to upgrade it in a year or two when the prices will drop.

Merom will be 20 % faster than the Yonah and this last is 30 % faster than single-core processor on he market. Only to proof you, the Yonah can overpass the Pentium 4 HT Etrem Edition of a couple of points...

Don't forget : it needs the BIOS upgrade to upgrade from Yonah to Merom. But I think most of constructors will put it in their download section because Intel affirmed many time that both processors and compatible.

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