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Mobile AMD Athlon 64 vs. AMD Athlon 64

by scmac316 / March 5, 2005 8:28 AM PST

I am going to buy a notebook and I was wondering if there is a difference between the mobile and regular amd processors. I was looking at the 3400 and I would like to get the best performance for the value. Need Help!

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I have a few Compaq R3000 series.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 11:57 AM PST

If those were not mobile versions, I couldn't rest them on my lap.

Was there a simple benchmark (one that doesn't need an install) that I could run?

Bob

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Mobile or Not, that is the question
by togus / March 7, 2005 1:45 AM PST

I had (HAVE) the same question. While I acknowledge that I'm FAR from a techie, I've asked this question a number of places... including to HP's reps at their shopping site... and not gotten a specific answer. I was just at the AMD site and noted that they make a real distinction between their Athlon and their Mobile Athlon chips. When I go to other manufacturers, like Acer and Emachine they are careful to designate the Mobile Athlon chip in the machines that have them... HP and Compac does not. In any event I also read that AMD will soon be coming out with the Turion 64, that will offer an alternative to the Centrino system....

It's all so confusing to the miminally educated (if that) buyer such as myself.

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Simple. The non-Mobile units...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 7, 2005 1:52 AM PST

Dissipate about 89 Watts and the laptops I have with Mobile Athlons do not get hot in the CPU area like similar desktops.

The Mobile versions are indeed in use.

Bob

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