Page 1:AMD Turion 64 X2 Meets Intel's Mobile Core 2 Duo
Page 2:Mobile Dual Core Processors
Page 3:AMD Turion 64 X2
Page 4:Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo
Page 5:Core 2 Duo (65 nm Merom Core)
Page 6:Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo Models Compared
Page 7:Test Systems
Page 8:AMD: Acer Ferrari 1000 Notebook
Page 9:Intel: Mobile On Desktop Motherboard By Gigabyte
Page 10:Benchmarks And Settings
Page 11:Benchmark Results
AMD: Acer Ferrari 1000 Notebook
Our platform of choice was an Acer Ferrari notebook, which we consider a state-of-the-art subnotebook. The model we got was a Ferrari 1000 WTMI, which is powered by an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL56 running at 1.8 GHz. Despite being extremely compact, this 12" widescreen notebook doesn’t use a performance-constraining 1.8" hard drive, but rather a fully featured 2.5" model. In addition, it offers two SO-DIMM slots, which allows us to install two 214-pin DDR2 memory modules. The Ferrari 1000 uses ATI’s Radeon Xpress 1150 chipset, which includes an integrated DirectX 9.0 engine and HyperMemory support (main memory shared for graphics).
We had to improvise to provide maximum hard drive performance : Using a Serial ATA extension cable, we were able to hook up a Western Digital WD1500 Raptor to the Acer Ferrari 1000 notebook. Since 2.5" SATA hard drives do not require 12 V power, we had to supply power to the hard drive separately.
Corsair provided two 1 GB DDR2-667 SO-DIMMs, which can be used for either AMD or Intel powered notebooks.
Despite being a tiny companion, the Ferrari 1000 offers two fully featured DDR2 SO-DIMM sockets.
- AMD Turion 64 X2 Meets Intel's Mobile Core 2 Duo
- Mobile Dual Core Processors
- AMD Turion 64 X2
- Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo
- Core 2 Duo (65 nm Merom Core)
- Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo Models Compared
- Test Systems
- AMD: Acer Ferrari 1000 Notebook
- Intel: Mobile On Desktop Motherboard By Gigabyte
- Benchmarks And Settings
- Benchmark Results