Turion 64 X2 vz Core 2 Duo

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how much faster a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo is than a 1.8 GHz Turion 64 X2?
I'm buying a laptop and need to know if $250 more is justifiable for the Core 2 Duo.
Thanks.
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  1. The 1.6GHz C2D will be slightly faster.

    C2D is about 20% quicker than X2 clock for clock, which puts the 1.6GHz C2D at the same level of a 1.92GHz X2.
  2. Quote:
    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how much faster a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo is than a 1.8 GHz Turion 64 X2?
    I'm buying a laptop and need to know if $250 more is justifiable for the Core 2 Duo.
    Thanks.
    You must be talking about CoreDuo? They aren't quite as fast as the Core2Duo processors(667FSB vs. 1066). I would say the 2 would be very close in performance, and the $250 difference isn't likely worth it. GL :)
  3. Quote:
    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how much faster a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo is than a 1.8 GHz Turion 64 X2?
    I'm buying a laptop and need to know if $250 more is justifiable for the Core 2 Duo.
    Thanks.
    You must be talking about CoreDuo? They aren't quite as fast as the Core2Duo processors(667FSB vs. 1066). I would say the 2 would be very close in performance, and the $250 difference isn't likely worth it. GL :)

    Intel Core 2 Duo's for lappys (merom) don't use the full 1066mhz fsb! If i remember it has the same frequencies as yonah.

    Intels tend to be more power efficient and quicker, BUT also more expensive, AMD resulting in a better 'bang for the buck' ;)
  4. The core 2 is faster then Amd laptops. Longer Battery life and so on. If you post what each laptop has and so on it would help us help you.
  5. A slight boost in Battery life isn't justifiable paying an extra 250$ the Turion X2 seems to be Even in performance, so may as well get "tweaks" and more upgrades for that Turion for that 250$ rather than just buying it's performance equivalent for a lot more.
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    A slight boost in Battery life isn't justifiable paying an extra 250$ the Turion X2 seems to be Even in performance, so may as well get "tweaks" and more upgrades for that Turion for that 250$ rather than just buying it's performance equivalent for a lot more.


    If it is indeed a Core Duo instead of a Core 2 Duo, go for the Turion X2, hands down. If it's a Core 2 Duo...it's up to you. You wouldn't notice much of a performance difference in general use.
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