How fast is a Pentium M compared to a Pentium 4?

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  1. Mach D

    Mach D New Member

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    I'm thinking about buying a Notebook computer and the Pentium M processors look weak. They clock at like around 1.6GHz and that seems extremely slow for a new computer I'm about to shell out money on. Anybody have any suggestions or something to ease my worry?
     
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    Stev Active Member

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    my 1.4 places a lil above the 2.0ghz on the SisSandra2003 CPU analysis. :)

    its the larger cache where u get the performance at anyways, otherwise everyone would get the celerons cuz they are cheaper. :p
     
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    A 1.6GHz Centrino could hold its own against a 2.4GHz P4.
     
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    Mach D New Member

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    Really? How does that work if you don't mind me asking. If that is the case, i'll buy one. :)
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Unless you're doing high end computing, buy the laptop who's battery life is greater. Comparing CPU speed is pretty pointless these days.
     
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    lol
    lol agreed
    infact cpu speed on laptop is stupid higher than 1.5ghz or so because if your into gaming the graphics card in my laptop is 32mb lol piece of shit anyway i dont think it will mater the best laptop graphic cards still suck so laptops arent for gamin

    so anything about 1ghz is good for word and internet and dling off kazaa

    be more woried about your memory

    and yes my dell 600m 1.7ghz m seems 2 pwn a 2.8 ghz p4
     
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    There are mobile Radeon 9700 chips available for the laptops which are no slouch. They're about on par with an AGP 9600 - gaming is most certainly possible.

    I'm not really sure but I would be inclined to think that Intel opted for a more "AMD" approach with lower clock speeds but with shorter (more efficient) pipelines and very high IPC.
     

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