Originally posted by: 4nDr3s
So what u saying is that the turion is a better procesor than the athlon.
But if i compare the processing speed of centrino vs a pentium 4, the pentium 4 is way better than the centrino, and its more powerfull because centrino has less processing speed. so what i wanna know is that if turion 64 has the same difference of powerfullness than the athlon 64, or if the difference just is the less power consuption and is more heat effectient or there's any other difference.
And for example athlon 64 allows me to use 2gb of Ram, and turion 64 just 1gb of ram ddr2 memory, so ...help me decide!!1
you, my friend, are an idiot.
Intel is replacing the P4s with a dual core version of the pentium M. THe PM is more powerful the the P4 in most cases. The centrino computers 12 calculations per clock while the P4 performs only 6 (12 for arithmetic functions due to the double clocked ALU) so 12*2.1Ghz > 6*3.8
I beleive all 754 procs can support up to 2GB of ram.
At this time, no AMD chip supports DDR2, and they actually get slightly better performance under DDR400 then under DDR2 667 due to tighter ltencies.
From what I know though, the Turions ARE NOT regular A64s but have improved core architecture given their typical uses in a laptop.
--C2D firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz 1.264V; 2Gb DDR2-800 RAM 4-4-3-6; 250GB seagate baracuda w/ PRM; GeForce 7600GT(620/800)
--AMD Athlon 64 3000+; 512mb DDR400 ram; GeForce 6100, 80GB seagate baracuda 7200rpm 8mb cache