Laptop Processors, can someone fill me in?*AMD vs. Intel*

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  1. Kelvin96GSR

    Kelvin96GSR OEM>YOU

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    I'm looking to buy a laptop sometime soon and when I went to look I saw many different types of processors.

    Could you tell me the main differences between

    -AMD 64 mobile
    -AMD mobile
    -Intel Centrino
    -Intel Pentium M
    -Intel Pentium 4/HT

    It's all so confusing, I'm going to spend less than $1,500 if possible
     
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    As far as Intels go, the PentiumM/Centrino Bundle is the best way to go. Though, the new Athlon64 Mobile chips are damn amazing little buggers and would be the way I went. Very very low power utilization and the Cool'n'Quiet technology. Not to mention the integrated memory controller and 64bit abilities.
     
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    i have a dell with the massive cache... its pure secks. :big grin:
     
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    Kelvin96GSR OEM>YOU

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    Tell me more about athlon 64 vs Pentium M
     
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    why would u need an athlon64 in a laptop ?
     
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    accord 4 me Goooooooooooooooogle

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    i you play a lot of games, no doubt athlon 64 is your choice. for anything else get the centrino chip.

    i wouldn't bother with any other cpus
     
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    Id stay with the centrino as a personal preference. Dont let the slower speeds kid u, i will post u sandra screenshots of my 1.4ghz matching speeds of the 2.0Pentium4... Just to give u a hint of the firepower that the 2.0 will have. I personally havent heard that many great things from teh 64's in a mobile environment yet, and that makes me uneasy. But thats just me when it comes to spending thousands of dollars. :p

     
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    Athlon 64 will blow all the others out of the water, but the performance comes at a price. I'm an AMD guy myself, so I'd be between the Athlon XP Mobile and the Athlon 64 Mobile.
     
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    cause I'm a geek and someone mentioned that it saves power?
     
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    Athlon64's are more than just a "64bit" chip. You get fantastic performance and power savings from not having a typical northbridge setup. The memory controller is on-die which is a huge advantage that Intel doesnt have yet. The Cool'n'Quiet technology is also very cool -- it basically lowers the clock frequency when you dont needt he power, and then instantly boosts it back up when you do. It goes down to I believe 800MHz for power savings, but jumps at up to 5 changes per second, so you dont have to worry about it taking too long, or lagging.

    Quick FYI -- I AM a AMD sackrider, so take my opinions for what they are worth. The Centrino is still a very good system combination, so no matter what, you'll probably get a good laptop. I'd say though that the only good PC laptops are :

    Acer Ferarri (Athlon64), painted bright red, its pimp..
    IBM Thinkpad
     
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    i play a lot of games on my pentium M 1.6ghz with a Radeon 9600 pt
     

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