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  • November 12th, 2005, 07:35 PM
    bombledmonk
    Quote Originally Posted by HeadBand
    when overclocking, i'll give you that but if you look at stock speeds the 780 is about the same as an fx-55 and theres no turion that will come close to that
    Quote Originally Posted by HeadBand
    exactly there is no difference in running in a desktop other than the ability to overclock
    Compairing a $700 780 to what? the $290 ML-40? And no, it does not perform that well in a laptop setting. Those THG reviews were with some low latency RAM which the P-M loves. Take that away and you get a CPU like the ML-37 which is nearly equal with the P-M 760 in every aspect(so yes it will also kill that huge advantage in the 780). The only shortfall is the full load battery life in which the P-M has a 36% advantage, but in reality the ML-37 actually has a 10% battery life advantage in low power computing tasks. If you are lucky enough to find a notebook with an MT-xx Turion then you've got a 25W processor which will likely outperform the P-M in overall battery life as well.

    I'm not trying to take anything away from the P-M, it's the best overall CPU on the mobile market if you are buying the absolute best in a notebook that you'll actually want to take some place. But if you take a step down from the 780 the real advantages fall apart.
  • November 12th, 2005, 06:34 PM
    HeadBand
    exactly there is no difference in running in a desktop other than the ability to overclock
  • November 12th, 2005, 06:18 PM
    SoloCamo
    I don't understand how running it in a laptop differ's from running it in a desktop if the parts if the speed of the parts are still the same?

    besides heat of course, but the M's run soo cool anyways.
  • November 12th, 2005, 06:17 PM
    SpaceSquad
    Quote Originally Posted by HeadBand
    when overclocking, i'll give you that but if you look at stock speeds the 780 is about the same as an fx-55 and theres no turion that will come close to that
    But in a mobile setting...
  • November 12th, 2005, 05:45 PM
    HeadBand
    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceSquad
    Agreed. The only benchmark that would be useful here is a dothan chip in a laptop...its a no brainer that the chips will perform better in desktops than in the confines of a laptop.
    when overclocking, i'll give you that but if you look at stock speeds the 780 is about the same as an fx-55 and theres no turion that will come close to that
  • November 12th, 2005, 05:39 PM
    SpaceSquad
    Quote Originally Posted by bombledmonk
    Did you even read the link i posted? .... No they are not actually better, in fact the turion's power saving capabilities are comming close to P-M and they they outperform as well, especially if you compair that with price.
    Im gonna have to side with monk here, they're the better buy...


    Quote Originally Posted by bombledmonk
    Those are somewhat irrelevant to the subject at hand as those mobile processors in a desktop motherboard.
    Agreed. The only benchmark that would be useful here is a dothan chip in a laptop...its a no brainer that the chips will perform better in desktops than in the confines of a laptop.
  • November 12th, 2005, 04:46 PM
    bombledmonk
    Quote Originally Posted by EXreaction
    I would get a Pentium M before any AMD processor right now...the P-M's are just so much better.
    http://ibuypower.com/ibp/store/confi...r.aspx?mid=144
    Did you even read the link i posted? .... No they are not actually better, in fact the turion's power saving capabilities are comming close to P-M and they they outperform as well, especially if you compair that with price.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoloCamo
    Those are somewhat irrelevant to the subject at hand as those mobile processors in a desktop motherboard.
  • November 12th, 2005, 04:33 PM
    SoloCamo
  • November 12th, 2005, 04:12 PM
    Thread_Necro
    Is there some benchmarks to prove this i can see?
  • November 12th, 2005, 03:09 PM
    EXreaction
    I would get a Pentium M before any AMD processor right now...the P-M's are just so much better.
    http://ibuypower.com/ibp/store/confi...r.aspx?mid=144
  • November 11th, 2005, 11:55 PM
    Thread_Necro
    http://ibuypower.com/ibp/store/confi...r.aspx?mid=158

    thats what im looking at.

    64 bit turion, 100gb hdd, 2gb corsair ram, 64bit windows pre-installed (saves me the trouble of finding drivers for 64bit) x700

    Yes basically many turions use the ati cards and pentiums come equipped with the nvidia cards.
  • November 11th, 2005, 11:46 PM
    SoloCamo
    he's saying a lot of prebuilts with the turopn came with the x700... and vice versa for the p-m...

    I would like a link though.
  • November 11th, 2005, 11:44 PM
    SpaceSquad
    Quote Originally Posted by Thread_Necro
    i dismissed the 6600 because most of the turions ive seen come with the x700 and pentiums with the 6600go
    that makes no sense
  • November 11th, 2005, 11:25 PM
    Thread_Necro
    its all mobility

    x700 128mb

    vs

    6600go 128mb

    i dismissed the 6600 because most of the turions ive seen come with the x700 and pentiums with the 6600go
  • November 11th, 2005, 10:56 PM
    SpaceSquad
    If you can spare the 40 bucks, may prolong your laptop's life by a bit.

    As Ex said, we need to compare the clock speeds to get a good idea. Those cards are pretty close in performance.
  • November 11th, 2005, 10:47 PM
    EXreaction
    Well, I don't think that 200mhz is worth $40...but I would think about it.

    Wait...you just jumped at the x700? The 6600 GT is better that the x700, which is why the clock speed matters...

    Well, it looks like the 6600 Go has a core speed of 250Mhz...which sucks...is that x700 a Mobile version, or the normal one?
  • November 11th, 2005, 10:39 PM
    Thread_Necro
    X700 it is = p

    Anyways, any performance jump between a 2.0ghz and a 2.2ghz turion?

    Would it be worth +$40 to get the 2.2ghz?

    I plan to run this puppy with 2gb of corsair ram and emulate other operating systems (multiple at once) inside it on the fly. It also has to handle a fair amount of games when im away from my pc.
  • November 11th, 2005, 09:59 PM
    EXreaction
    Well, it depends on the clock speed of the 6600...what is the core speed?
  • November 11th, 2005, 08:52 PM
    Thread_Necro
    ok i got another question i shouldnt really ask but...

    x700

    or

    6600 go

    im more interested in specs pages than a graphics battle. The only reason i would go nvidia is becuase of better linux support.
  • November 11th, 2005, 08:22 PM
    SpaceSquad
    nice link monk

    Yea, price vs performance, its turion.
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