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GOD111

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#1 12 years ago

Hello boys, I have a question here.

How much is a "1,6 GHz AMD Turion 64 processor" in Pentium???

Do you guys know any good website where I can compare AMD and Pentium; like for example put in Pentium 4, 2,8 GHz, and it will show how much it is in AMD, and the opposit around:confused:

Thx for any answer:)




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#2 12 years ago

Toms Hardware usually do comparisons - http://www.tomshardware.com/

It's hard to compare the two, because they are designed for different purposes. As far as I can remember, the Turion is designed for servers, like the Intel Xeon. The Pentium (and I take it you mean the Pentium 4) is designed for home-users. You can't really compare the two, but needless to say, the Turion would whip Pentium's ass if it's roughly as old as the Pentium for FLOPS (floating-point operations per second) speed, as with most server processors. The Pentium should handle graphics better.




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#3 12 years ago

Turion's a mobile chip, and should be compared to the Pentium M.




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#4 12 years ago

Heh, disregard my post then. It's the Opteron for servers, eh?

In that case, the Turion will be designed to be cooler than normal processors, at the expense of FLOPS. You won't find many comparisons, since the mobile versions are the least-selling varieties. Especially for AMD - the Pentium M seems to dominate that market.




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#5 12 years ago

Yeah, Opteron is the chip that whips Xeon into fearful submission.

Turion is, IMSNHO, a better processor than Pentium M. It often boils down to whose CPU consumes more power, and while the P-M shows a lower TDP, Intel gives that figure as 75% of max, whereas AMD rates their CPUs at maximum TDP. When you run the numbers, Intel hasn't got squat in terms of power consumption on the core (though DDR2 sucks less juice than DDR).

Biggest problem with Turion? Intel essentially owns the mobile market thanks to the slick marketing of Centrino, so very few companies offer Turion-based notebooks.