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Topic Title: Athlon64 vs Turion64: Please help!
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Created On: 10/17/2005 06:27 PM
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 10/17/2005 06:27 PM
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Im looking to buy laptop real soon and want to go AMD... I already have a Athlon 64 3200+ (939 Venice @ 2ghz) in my desktop and was wondering how the Turion 64 ML-37 (2.0ghz/1MB L2 cache) will compare.

Should i go with a Athlon 64 processor for the notebook or a Turion? I plan to use it for class and for some gaming (UT2k4 and related, possibly). Does the 37 translate to ~3700+? Am i better off getting an Athlon 64 3800+?

From what i think, i think i should go with the Turion cause its cooler, and uses less wattage and battery. Is this True?

If you have any comments or recommendations, id like to hear them.. This'll be my first notebook and i dont want to screw up. /dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' />

 10/17/2005 07:57 PM
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The Turion is the better notebook chip. It should perform almost right on with your destop chip, and battery life will be much better than the athlon 64 notebooks. Turion 100%

-The Desktop: Abit NF7-S V2 w/ the old AXP-M 2500+ (OC'd) and TT Volcano 12, 1 gig RAM, 37GB WD Raptor, 80Gb Hitachi, XFX NVidia GEForce FX 5700LE (OC'd), Enermax Aluminum Case and XClio 450watt psu, DL DVD-R/RW, DVD-ROM (+ floppy)
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-Everyday:HP Laptop 15.4WS w/Turion64x2 TL-56, 2gig, 160gb, Lightscribe DVD-R/RW, NVidia graphics, Vista
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