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Intel Pentium M: differences

by mar_jo / July 22, 2005 3:37 AM PDT

I'm seriously considering buying a laptop, but I'm still not sure which one. One has an Intel Pentium M 750 processor, the other one an Intel Pentium M 740. I know that the 750 is faster, but TO WHAT EXTENT? How big is the difference between these 2 processors, considering performance/speed/etc? Thanks, I appreciate your help.

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Almost none.
by Nooorm / July 22, 2005 6:08 AM PDT

The max GHz on the 750 is slightly higher, but there's no way you'll be able to tell a difference between 1.86 (750) & 1.73 (740). That's only a 7.5% bump in max cycles and all PentMs have Speedstep, so they rarely operate at their max.

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Yup
by wparker12 / July 23, 2005 1:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Almost none.

Yeah, Laptops usually run around 900MHz. They only run at their fastest if they need to.

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