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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?
http://products.amd.com/en-us/NotebookCPUDetail.aspx?id=579&f1=&f2=&f3=&f4=&f5=&f6=&f7=&f8=&f9=

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37255

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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C2D
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.
Bob

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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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