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Merom or wait for santa rosa

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August 7, 2006 10:47:57 AM

hi,
I'm considering buying a new laptop and would like to seek your opinion if it is wiser to wait for santa rosa platoforms to be out next year (Q1 07?) or grab a merom now.
Are there any speculations as to how much faster a santa rosa platform would be compared to merom? (how significant)

im using it as an all-round multimedia comp, watch movies, play games decently, music etc

I haven't read up on it, but what are the main changes in santa rosa that would be interesting for consumers in terms of speed or power consumption?

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August 7, 2006 1:21:40 PM

Get it now, how much stinking pwer do you need?

I have the Core 2 Duo in the Executioner:


I can't even conceive of a reason you would need more mobile power.
August 7, 2006 2:59:01 PM

does anyone know if santa rosa might be compatable with core 2 duo (merom) chipsets?

that would be sweet !


*EDIT*

I think i got this all wrong, santa rosa is a new chipset that will allow for core 2 duo proccessors to drop into it.
I thought santa rosa was a a new proccessor that might be able to use the same chipsets as the current merom and yonah proccessors.

If im still wrong someone please fill me in
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August 8, 2006 5:43:50 AM

Still bottom line is, if you are going to wait for the next best thing you will be waiting forever. There is always going to be the next thing.
I remember when I was looking at big screen t.v.'s and I said, "Ok, this is the one I want. When it comes down in price in 6 months I am going to buy it. It is exactly what I want."

Then, 6 months later, I was like, "God, I can't get that piece of junk, I am going to wait for this one to come down in price. I am definately going to be happy with this.

You know what? I am still waiting for the new Sony with 4 million pixel resolution. BUT... when that comes out I AM GETTING IT!
August 8, 2006 7:42:57 PM

3-4 months after I bought my 26'' Widescreen Sansung HDTV. They bring out DLP. I had not heard of that untill it came out.
August 8, 2006 7:56:54 PM

That's actually one of the technologies I was looking at.

The Samsung HL-S5087W because it was 1080p and could actually accept a 1080p signal (for the PS3 and BluRay)

I still might get it because it has come down in price so much. You can pick one up under 2 grand.

$1875 50" Samsung DLP
August 17, 2006 3:13:04 AM

Santa Rosa is a new chipset style that will allow your Merom chip to access the full potential of it's 667-800 mhz FSB. On current 945 chipsets, it's completely restrained to the 667 mhz bus.

Not quite sure as to real world performance gains, however we definitely hope so. :p 
August 17, 2006 4:41:15 AM

But let's not lose track that this is not going to be released until 2Q'07.
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NAPA'S LIFE as a notebook platform is assured until the second quarter of 2007, Intel told its partners last week.
But when super duper Santa Rosa dawns in the second quarter of next year
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