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comparing M processor speed with normal cpu's

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by meggala, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. meggala

    meggala Member

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    hi I would love a table that compares the speed of M processors with normal interl stuff
    like what is a 1.6 centrino compare to and what does a 2.0 compare to I'm not in to over clocking etc

    so is a 1.6 like a 2.8 in tel
    and a 2.0 like a 3.4?
    cheers
    meggala

    sorry for the newbie question
     
  2. zeltra

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    it's about 1.6 - 2.6+, 2 - 3.2+
     
  3. smithy73

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    Me Too - Me Too

    The 'IT' section here (@work) bought me this 'great' laptop and sold me a story that the 1.5 Ghz processor would do over 2 GHz ?

    CPUz is telling me 1496.2 MHz ?? :(

    Link for more info ?
     
  4. zeltra

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    they just do more work per mhz

    e.g. athlonxp 2500+ @ 1.8ghz would perform on par with a P4 2.5ghz
     
  5. ixeo

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    they do more work per mhz and they have a bigger cache. banias 1MB, dothan 2MB. thus when more cache is needed it'll perform better.. of course this depends on the task at hand.

    you can say that they are based on P3..
     
  6. IXUS430

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    Intel Rep at work defines it like this

    1.5 Centrino = 2.4C
    1.6 Centrino = 2.6C
    1.7 Centrino = 2.8C
    1.8 Centrino = 3.0C
    2.0 Centrino = 3.4C

    Also, having run PC Mark on both the notebook varients and comparing that to desktops etc, its pretty much correct.

    However, i have found the 1.8 Centrino's to perform the same as an LGA775 3.2 P4 in nearly all but memory benchs (GPU ect aside)

    I'd aim, for today a 1.7-1.8 and you'll be happy with the performance.
     
  7. PHATE-ALITY

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    Gday im also in the market for a new pentium M based laptop and i was wondering if anyone has had experience with the 1.1Ghz ultra low voltage ones and how they compare, the laptop in question will be used for basic things such as dvd watching ect.

    any help is much appreciated

    PHATE
     
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    meggala

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    thanks for putting it in such simple terms which is what I was hoping for I got a 1.6 and have found the performance was better than my 2.4 p4. and more than adequete. I'll be up grading to a 2.0 chip when they come down a bit in price ( probably feb or march. its interesting I though it was faster but until its spelled out you never really know.
    cheers
     
  9. zhenkai

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    I am using a ULV 1Ghz processer and for general use its definatly sufficient. Appears to perform around a 1.7-1.8 P4
     
  10. zeltra

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    I just ordered a 2GHz Centrino, 512MB RAM, 128MB 9600 PRO TURBO, 15.4" for only $2500 from Dell ($1000 off special - last day today)

    I'm really excited about its arrival in hopefully 8 or so days :D
     
  11. IXUS430

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    Would that be the 1.1 Sony?? If so, its shit... Not sure, if its softwarem as its supposed to be about a 1.6 P4, however, the sony, as is, stock from factory is choppy as all hell playing DVD's, DivX ect at work. Even after a complete format then recovery from new as well... BUT this shouldnt be the case, and i'd imagine its a software issue ATM
     
  12. zhenkai

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    Could be speedstep issue are you sure its running even close to 1.1ghz during dvd/divx playback?
     
  13. smithy73

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    IXUS430 - Thanks Muchly

    Its all a little clearer now.
     
  14. PHATE-ALITY

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    IXUS430 What model sony are you talking about. The particular sony im looking at buying is the VGNT17GPS if thats the one you are talking about i might have to go to hardly normal and see if they can play me a dvd or something that way i can judge the performance it has, because i would say that dvd playback is about the most cpu intensive application i will be using it for

    cheers
    PHATE
     
  15. IXUS430

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    Phate, its that one, i think, with the 10" LCD

    Its cool now, was running at 500mhz during playback.. have no idea why. Turn off speedstep, and away she flies, as i'd expect of it! :)

    I mean, a 1.1 Cenrtino is around a 1.6-1.8 P4, so it should fly. All good now though, thanks zhenkai for pointing out.

    Other than that issue, i love that notebook, so damn small!
     
  16. PHATE-ALITY

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    Ahhh glad you got that sorted, i was abit worried there for a minute. Well if it plays dvds nicely then it looks like ill be spending abit of money soon.

    Thanks for your help.

    PHATE
     

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