AMD Turion vs. Intel Core 2 Duo

April 1, 2009 at 23:17:21
Specs: Vista
Trying to decided between these for an HP thin-and-light. I can't find any data on which are faster for non-graphics intensive stuf. Thanks for your help!

Here are their chips nd their upgrade prices:

AMD Turion(TM) X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-74 (2.2GHz)
+$50.00

AMD Turion(TM) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-84 (2.3GHz, L2 Cache)
+$100.00

AMD Turion(TM) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-86 (2.4 GHz)
+$200.00

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P7450 (2.13GHz)
Superior performance for your entertainment applications with smooth multitasking
+$150.00

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz)
+$200.00

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)
+$275.00

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz)
+$375.00


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#1
April 2, 2009 at 06:23:43
The price pretty much says it all, the Core 2 Duo T9550 is the fastest, but if you aren't going to use this processor for gaming or any other graphic demanding programs then it's pretty much a waste. I wouldn't spend past 200 dollars if i was you.

The Core 2 Duo P7450 should be more then enough to suit your needs for your avg multitasking.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#2
April 2, 2009 at 07:38:05
One machine I am looking at is only available with the AMD lineup. In that case what would you recommend?

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#3
April 2, 2009 at 15:34:44
Go with the Turion X2 ZM-84 2.3ghz. I really don't see why someone would spend an extra 100 dollars on the Turion X2 ZM-86 for an extra 100mhz gain, which will only gain you a 7% increase in performance, which you won't even notice.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#4
April 4, 2009 at 00:14:05
aren't the turion ultras meant to be cooler and use less power? in that case the ZM-84 may be worth it IF you intend to use the laptop without AC power.

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