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RAM: Samsung 2x 1 GB DDR2-667 SO-DIMMs

Mobile CPU Chart Update and Forecast
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The memory we selected for our tests can be considered standard. Two 1-GB DDR2-667 SO-DIMMs are extremely affordable these days, which is why you might as well consider going for 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM. Windows XP and especially Windows Vista will perform better by being able to reduce data swapping to the slower swap file on the hard drive. Vista will be able to efficiently utilize the SuperFetch feature, which pre-loads applications into available RAM space in order to make them available faster once you launch them.

Remember that the memory speed directly depends on the processor speed with all AMD64 processors. In the case of the Turion 64 X2 family, we saw effective memory clock speeds of 300-333 MHz. Please have a look at the following table on one of the following pages to check the effective clock speed for the Turion 64 X2 processor of your choice.

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    weinheimer , May 22, 2008 2:16 PM
    So if this is an updated mobile cpu chart, where are the T8100's T9300's?

    45nm is the way to go on laptops
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    drfelip , May 22, 2008 4:41 PM
    I also miss some processor in the T5000 series, because they are very common in low-end laptops. Good work anyway!
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    jcwbnimble , May 22, 2008 5:10 PM
    I too am very dissapointed that your mobile CPU chart doesn't inlcude the T5000 series of processors from Intel. I realize that everyone wants to see the "high end", but some of want to compare it to the low end as well.

    I just purchased an HP 17" laptop and was trying to find some data on the T5000 processors because that is what comes stock on the model I purchased. I wanted to see if it was really worth it to spend the extra ~$200 to upgrade to the T9000 processors. I had to look elsewhere to get that kind of comparrison.

    To bad for Toms' sites, I found another reputable site that I will now use as a reference tool. Shame on Tom's for not covering the mid and low range products.
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    lightbody , May 22, 2008 8:39 PM
    65nm Turion X2's support DDR2-800. Why wasn't this speed used instead of DDR2-667?
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    eltouristo , May 23, 2008 3:59 AM
    toms you are no1 but you need more laptop cpu and gpu charting.
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    nihility , May 25, 2008 3:14 PM
    Wow, I knew my TL-60 was pathetic but I never realized just how much :( 
    I like the charts, I like the interactivity and I love that we can compare mobile and desktop CPUs. I just wish mine didn't rank so low.
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    crantech , May 28, 2008 5:23 PM
    Copying an earlier comment, these charts need many more chips on them. I just bought an otherwise screaming laptop with an 8800M GTS GPU but only T5550 CPU, and want to know how much improvement I'd get moving up to a T8xxx or T9xxx.

    Plus in general I miss how the charts used to allow highlighting of specific processors for easier comparison.
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    weinheimer , May 28, 2008 6:05 PM
    Tom's used to be number 1. They are jut OK now. If you don't know more than the authors and are not able to independently screen the information you can't trust the data or conclusions at Tom's anymore
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    carl0ski , June 1, 2008 7:26 AM
    crantechCopying an earlier comment, these charts need many more chips on them. I just bought an otherwise screaming laptop with an 8800M GTS GPU but only T5550 CPU, and want to know how much improvement I'd get moving up to a T8xxx or T9xxx.Plus in general I miss how the charts used to allow highlighting of specific processors for easier comparison.


    That's a bit pointless why review lots when the few they have are done poorly anyway.

    Whats the point of adding these benchmarks without demonstrating that your Notebook battery will last - less, more or the same between models/price/performance.

    Tom's grab a load meter and find the DC power load of each of these processors on your Solar Power equipment (direct DC input not AC PSU, to emulated a Notebook Battery).
    1. record peak and typical power in "each & every" application/benchmark
    2. record power consumption at system IDLE