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Pentium M

by a4phantom / June 22, 2005 12:30 PM PDT

The Cnet article (RIP Pentium 4 I think it was called) made the M-series of processors sound like a real breakthrough in improving laptops. Should I consider a comuter with a Pentium M processor to have an advantage over AMDs?

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by damasta55r / June 22, 2005 2:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Pentium M

Only advantage would be battery life. AMD has 64-bit support. Wait if possible for next generation. If you are loaded, well buy w/e you want.

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I've noticed amd based laptops are thicker
by smiledoctor / June 23, 2005 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Pentium M

AMD processors are very fast. They do generate quite a lot of heat though and need a more elaborate cooling system. Perhaps this is why amd based laptops are thicker and heavier. If you don't commute a lot this won't be too much of a problem.

Pentium M processors generate less heat. Thinner and lighter laptop profiles are what I usually see with Pentium M based laptops, great for frequent flyers and commuters.

Do enlighten me if I am wrong, I'm no tech expert, just a tech enthusiast.

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by server / June 24, 2005 10:08 AM PDT

>>They (AMD) do generate quite a lot of heat
>>though and need a more elaborate
>>cooling system

Just today I read a report about AMD vs.
Intel and they did a full comprehensive
side by side study.

They found, that the AMD use less power
and would save you about 30% in yearly
utility bills. They also said, the Intel
ran HOTTER, and faster than AMD. So to

AMD = Less power = less heat = less speed
Intel = more power = more heat = more speed

They did mention that Intel has the advantage
with HyperThreading.

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Still in the dark . . .
by a4phantom / June 25, 2005 12:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Enlightening....

Thanks guys! Server, do you have a link to that article? Oh yeah, and what is Hyperthreading?

As for the first responder, I am definitely not loaded which is why I am doing my homework before buying! By the time I've figured out everything, the next generation will probably be discounted.

Thanks for the advice, keep it coming.

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by damasta55r / June 25, 2005 1:16 PM PDT

Hyperthreading is 1 physical core, but 2 logical. IT enables you to run more than one thread. So 2 simulataneous instead of 1. It divides up processor power. Only avilable by intel. But the intel processors waste a lot of battery and has huge heat issues when it comes to nbs. Btw, server, you're wrong. AMD beats intel at everything except encoding.

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CPU StressTest
by server / June 25, 2005 11:11 PM PDT

>>do you have a link to that article

Full Stress Test:

From there you read the full report and
comparison. Naturally, you would find
similar results on equivalent mobile cpus
under the same assumption that Intel would
still have the upper advantage with HT tech-

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Pentium M clock speed, convert to Pentium 4 clock speed.
by xtuser / June 26, 2005 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU StressTest

What is the formula to convert a Pentium M clock speed to an equivalent Pentium 4 clock speed? I've heard anywhere from add 500 mhz to double it. So, what is it?

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double - tops!
by server / June 26, 2005 2:04 AM PDT

aprox 2x the equivalent cpu
at the top...

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