Laptops forum

General discussion

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!!!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: core duo or amd turion?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: core duo or amd turion?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?