Help choosing centrino 2 (montevina) processor Tags: CPUs Laptops Processors Last response: August 24, 2008 11:28 AM in CPUs Share tomascze August 23, 2008 1:39:43 PM Hi, I am about to buy a new laptop and would like to ask if anyone knows what are the differences between the new centrino 2 processors (8400, 8600, 9400, 9600) preferably post a link with review or comparison - i can not find any :-( thank you very much More about : choosing centrino montevina processor | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dragonsprayer August 24, 2008 4:01:25 AM E8400 is c2d? does not matter! 1) maximize clock speed! 2 cores is good 4 is better! 2) maximize fsb - faster the fsb the faster the memory bandwidth 3) maximize memory bandwidth - get the lowest latency memory at a give speed at ddr800 you want 4-4-4 or 4-4-3 6.8k-7.2+ mhz bandwidth at ddr1066 you want 5-5-5 o r 5-5-4 same at ddr1333 you want 6-6-6 ddr3 (tough spot) ddr2 is tough to run at that speed you need 2.3+v at 1600 you want 7-7-7- or 7-7-6 ddr3 10k bandwidth | Report abuse Maziar CPUs Authority Laptop Master August 24, 2008 5:56:18 AM Hello and welcome to the forums mate dragonsprayer,u misunderstood the OP,by 8400,he means P8400 and if u read the topic it says Centrino 2 (Montevina) which are laptop CPUs. http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=... | Report abuse tomascze August 24, 2008 11:07:50 AM Hi and thanks for the welcome ;-) also thank you for your reply but my questions was more practical and less technicall - in other words - should I spend 200 USD more and buy P9400 with my laptop or go with cheaper P8400? Will I notice the difference and when and by how much in percentages? Any suggestions? | Report abuse Grimmy August 24, 2008 11:28:37 AM I'm not too much into laptops, but its kinda interesting that reviews for CPU performance is very hard to find, if any. I think the main thing about laptops, is what is featured or options in them for the money you pay. This was one site that does reviews: Search Laptop Reviews Although it doesn't tell you all the exact performance wise to compare. But then when your comparing 2.4ghz to 2.5ghz, only thing to understand, there's not much of a difference in that. They did provide SuperPI 32MB benchmark (Lenovo T500 ThinkPad Review) to give some kind of hint of processing power compared to older models, with other benches. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Help choosing centrino 2 (montevina) processor> Related ressources: ForumQuad on Montevina vs Quad on Nehalem. Pissed! ForumHP Pavillion HDX Entertainment Notebook PC (Penryn) ForumHector Ruiz Steps Down \ TheStreet: AMD's Massive Losses Motor Along ForumWhich is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2 , Core i3, i5 or i7 ForumAMD Turion x 2 dual core or INTEL centrino dual core? ForumNeed Help On Deciding What Laptop Or the desktop Please Read ForumNeed Help On Deciding What Laptop Please Read ForumPlease Help Compaq Presario CQ50Z Cto 100 ForumCentrino vs. P4 ForumAmd phenom ii x4 925 overheat Forum+12v is super low in windows? ForumBest Laptop CPU ForumWhich is better: intel Core 2 Duo, Centrino 2 , Core i3, i5 or i7 ForumMSI GT627-218US vs toshiba QOSMIO x305 vs ASUS g50vt -x1/x5 ForumWill there be a 'new' manufacturers race; to 'Fusion'? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumQX9775 help!!! ForumHelp Building a New System! Forumsome help picking up my PSU plz Foruminstalled new graphics card - now can't see/use my cd drive - help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !