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Which is better: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 or AMD Turion II M60

by psaulm119 / December 29, 2009 5:47 AM PST

I'm seeing both in laptops that range in price, so I'm not sure which one is better. The laptop would come with Windows 7, 4 gigs of RAM, not sure about other specs.

And if one is in fact better, are they fairly close or is one head and shoulders above the other?


OK if I'm reading the specs on those two links right, the AMD has a speed of 2.4 gigs, and a bus speed of 3.6 gigs; the Intel has a speed of 2.2 gigs and an bus speed of 800 megs. Wouldn't this make the AMD better? Or am I misunderstanding things?

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Go for the intel
by damasta55r / December 29, 2009 5:59 AM PST

it runs cooler and bettery battery life and performance.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 10:47 AM PST

The office popped for a nice shiny C2D to replace my workhorse AMD X2.

It was a nice step up along with the move to 7 Pro.

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OK Thanks....
by psaulm119 / December 29, 2009 11:47 AM PST
In reply to: C2D

A lot of 17-inch laptops in the sub $800 range have them both, so I couldn't really ID one as the one in the cheapest computers, and the other one that you would get if you were willing to spend money to buy a better chip.

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I opted for the C2D.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2009 2:14 AM PST
In reply to: OK Thanks....

And would again.

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