I want to buy a laptop & I read some articles that shows weakness of amd turion x2 in power & multitasking management versus intel's core duo but this examinations are based on 32 bit programs and theoriticaly when data process on a 64-bit cpu and mother board based ,it will be 2*2*2...(till 32 time) faster than a 32 bit based one & I think if this exams repeat with 64bit programs result obviously will be with turion, please help me to know if the future programs like windows vista & otheres are going to designe working with 64 bit? & if it is true ,the 32 bit core duo intel doesn't result any problems working on the future 64 bit windows? - please help me if turion 64 is better totally,what s u'r recomendation for me ?(hp with nvid or,acer,or ...) & if core duo is better what do u suggest(a 15" laptop with good performance ,graphic and sound)
I have every flavor of CPU you mentioned and I am not sure where you read the Turion X2 is not a good multitasker, because it is. I watched 3D Mark's "Return to Proxycon" game test and the X2 flows very smoothly, better than the Core Duo, and possibly as well as the Core 2 Duo.
You are correct that the 64 bit OS is going to give you a performance edge. Now this is going to open a whole can of worms from posts that it isn't and I don't know what I am talking about becasue of this and that article, and theory and yada yada yada, but back in the real world where I ran windows XP x64 over a year ago on my Intel 3.6 Ghz desktop and AMD X2 desktop and again in December of '05 when I ran it on my Interceptor notebook... it is noticably faster.
The Core 2 Duo is 64 bit, like the AMD, so depending on your purchase timeframe you can get a C2D from me right now, or wait a while until their official release and get one somewhere else.
I think a 64 bit CPU just makes sense. You also mentioned the power consumption issue of the X2, there I believe that the X2 falls behind the C2D, but I don't think it is to a ridiculous extent. The power consumpion on your notebook will probably be greater from the video card then the CPU.
For an example of a nice Core Duo & Core 2 Duo system with an x1600 check out the Wakizachi:
For an example of a nice Turion X2 Dual Core system with nVidia 7600 256 MB, check out the Zatoichi:
For an example of a top of the line Core 2 Duo system with 7900 GTX 512 MB check out the Executioner: