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AMD vs. Intel for Laptop

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September 14, 2005 4:06:44 PM

I got a Dell 600m Centrino and I want to sell it. I would like to get a new laptop but now I see AMD has a kick ass Turion CPU and I would like to know how does it compare with the Intel Centrino. I like my current Centrino because it runs cooler compared to the P4 and does the job done. How does the AMD compare with the Intel Centrino for the low power heat? Also for games, would the Intel Centrino or AMD be my choice.

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September 15, 2005 7:46:04 AM

For games video card will do more gooder than no matter what CPU out there (current ones;) I would stick with Intel caz of it's power/heat betterness, but if you like raw power, AMD will do ok.

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September 15, 2005 8:17:54 AM

I got a 64 meg ati video card I think the 9000 series in my notebook by Dell 600m. If I got a AMD or Intel with a ati 64 PCI x600 series would it be a little faster compared to the one in my dell now? Do you have informatin regarding comparison with a Intel Centrio VS. AMD Turion with the breakdowns?

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September 22, 2005 3:20:22 AM

Hehe, it would not be "a little faster" it would fly away. Anyway, there is lots of tons of informations on the web what is what as far as AMD Intel war goes. Just google it throgh a bit and if there is a question, then you can ask specificly about that. The thing you are asking will take very many pages to describe, plus it will be one sided, because most of as like one or the other and will recommend whatever they preffer.

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October 6, 2005 5:59:31 PM

In acctual physical testing against non-synthetic (3DMark is a synthetic test) the differances in non-multithreading processors is minimal at best. Comparing an AMD64 to a Dual-Core Intel is a larger differance then comparing a Turion 64 to a Pentium M. Just because a processor can handle 64bit data streams doesn't mean it's "better" for handling 32bit data streams, in some cases they handle them worse (compare a Turion 64 against a similar speed P-M Dothan running Excel scripts with embedded VB, the Turion will show signs of sluggishness first and this is from personal experiance since I have HPs, Dells, Gateways and IBMs in my household for personal testing)

I'm a Dell guy, but I'm a rough and tumble nerd first; if you're wanting to play games while running multiple apps (P2P and FRAPS) in the background, go AMD all the way. If you want a system that can crunch that raw data while your background scripts post data to an access database, Intel.

In the end though, really, system performance isn't completely dictated by one component (processor) but the combination of components. You could have a system with 4 CPUs, 10gig of RAM, 1TB HDD of HDDs and an NV 7800 512... but if your HDDs only spin at 4500 RPM and they are ATA100 and are not on independant channels... well needless to say that system will only crunch data as fast as that HDD can read/write over that slow channel. One must look at the WHOLE picture to choose a good system.

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October 6, 2005 10:59:14 PM

Are you the guy in India that answers the phone when we call?

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October 8, 2005 3:22:50 PM

He is a tester (read him post carefully) and probably an advizer for tech improvements in Dell hardware department. But it is not the main thing, main thing he is honest in his obzervations and recommendations (just like me is;) which is important in our decisive times which are becoming more and more confuzing especially when lots of peepel say what they mean (just like me is;) and confuze peepel by their true life saving edvizes (just like I do;)

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October 10, 2005 6:37:27 PM

I'm 'the guy' Dell Inc employees call when their systems stop functioning, I'm also the guy that handles the Government and Conglomerate calls (General Electric) when floor techs can't answer the question. Basicly, if you can't get a straight answer (I'm not always correct, but it's straight) from me you best speak to an engineer or a specialist.

I'm neither a tester or a tech agent anymore... I'm higher then that.

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October 10, 2005 7:51:18 PM

You have the $$$$ go with AMD MA40 and X800 mobile vid card. Unless ATI brings out new Mobile vid card soon to match the new nV vid card.