QUOTE(brian.shapiro @ Jun 27 2005, 12:16 PM)What I'm wondering is advantages of Athlon 64 over Turion 64, if someone can help. How do they measure against each other performance-wise, on benchmarks? Including all variations of the processors. I'd be doing a lot of graphics work in Photoshop. I'm also wondering about the video cards that come with each typically, and whether those that come with Athlon 64 are typically more powerful.
I need to get a notebook soon, and it will basically serve as a desktop replacement. I'm not that concerned about battery life, in this case, but the amount of power usage might matter, especially if high power requirements are more likely to cause the notebook to overheat. I would also prefer a smaller notebook, but thats not completely necessary.
My main question, then, as I said, is what advantages Athlon 64 has over Turion 64.
I have an athlon64 3200+ winchester and it is pretty awesome. I am going to recieve mL-28 compaq next week sometime. I would suggest you build a desktop solution using the athlon64. You can get retail now for a pretty good price the 3500+. I bought my board hte abit because of the amount of cpus it could handle, i can put an fx an athlon64 and an athlon x2 on my board. I did read that the turion has sse3 instructions and my athlon64 3200 doesnt. I was lookign for benchmarks and i couldnt find any. My turion compaq has 200m xpress ati graphics shared 32mb. I have an allinwonder 9800pro card which is awesome. I am going to be using my laptop for school and so forth is why i bought it. You can get a retail versin of the cpu for $190 bucks at http://www.buyxg.com/store/item.asp?key=CU-131-111
' ">http://www.buyxg.com/store/item.asp?key=CU-131-111 and my cpu has stock heatsink fan that came with it and it has never gone over 60C. It is hot as [content edited] out and my case temp is 43C and my cpu's top temp is 57C. I would think that this will be the hottest my cpu will ever get becuase i was playing star wars too and having no air conditioning in hte apartment. It usually is a lot cooler, like in the winter it usually is 49C, usually it stays 10-12C over the case temperature so in winter when it is 34-6C case temp cpu is usually 47-50C. And the fan is usually on 2200rpms and it is quiet too.
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