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  • Pentium 4 vs Pentium M

    I'm about to buy myself a laptop now, so I can have a personal computer for use at work in the army. I've been looking at a lot of different types, but there's this one thing I'm really curious about.

    Pentium M runs at around ~1.5 GHz+, and Pentium 4 is now above 3 GHz. Can Pentium M at all competite against P4? Pentium M machines are rather expensive them too, so what is really the difference? Could I, let's say, play Thief 3 (or NightBlade) on a Pentium M 1.5 GHz machine? This machine I'm looking at has a great graphics card (ATI M10 Radeon 9600), lots of RAM (500 MB DDR) and a big HD + DVD burner.

    Experiences?

  • #2
    wow right time mode2... I'm thinking about a laptop too. Letz see what this thread takes with it!
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    • #3
      Just my speculation on PM and P4. I think PM still has most of the power of the P4 (but not quite equal). It's clocked lower to save energy. Also, I thought those mobile chips had a variable clock speed depending on energy constraints, meaning a gigahertz rating is kinda pointless.

      Anywho, there have got to be benchtests out there. I'm too lazy to do anything but post here and offer a general direction to try.

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      • #4
        The Pentium M is Intel's first chip designed for mobile use. It can compete with desktop Pentium 4s in performance -- don't worry about the clockspeed -- and it has a battery life that's half decent. AnandTech's article on it is worth looking at.
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        • #5
          Hmm, just read that a Pentium M 1.7 GHz is almost as fast as a Pentium 4 3.00 GHz.

          o_O

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mOdEtWo
            Hmm, just read that a Pentium M 1.7 GHz is almost as fast as a Pentium 4 3.00 GHz.
            Clockspeed doesn't equal performance.
            Nearly all men can stand adversity -- if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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            • #7
              Yeah, I saw that now. Pentium M has lots of cache, and I guess that's one of the reasons why it can run on a lower clockspeed, while still being able to competete with a P4.

              Thanks guys.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mOdEtWo
                Yeah, I saw that now. Pentium M has lots of cache, and I guess that's one of the reasons why it can run on a lower clockspeed, while still being able to competete with a P4.
                If you're interested in the technical details, I can either explain it to ya later or link you to a couple decent articles that will.
                Nearly all men can stand adversity -- if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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                • #9
                  I have seen a Pentium M versus a Pentium 4 here at my workplace. The Pentium M was rated slower, but it ran circles around the performance of the Pentium 4. IMO, if I were getting a new laptop, I would definitely get the Pentium M. Not that this really helps I suppose, just my two cents.
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                  • #10
                    I reckon M wins hands down.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scrawprin
                      Not that this really helps I suppose, just my two cents.
                      Oh, it does.

                      I'm definitly going for the Pentium M, I've read a couple of tests, and only seen good things about it. The laptop is not very noisy either, since the cpu doesn't get that warm.

                      This is the laptop I fell in love with:
                      • Intel Pentium-M 1.5GHz Prosessor
                      • 512MB DDR PC-266 Memory (Max 1024MB)
                      • 60GB UDMA100 Harddisk
                      • 24x/10x/24x/8x CD-RW/DVD kombo
                      • Screen: 15" SXGA+ 1400x1050
                      • Graphic: ATI M10 Radeon 9600
                      • Network: WiFi + 10/100Mbit
                      • Batteri: ca 4 Timer
                      • Garanti: 2هr
                      • Weight: 2.7KG




                      Price: ~1700$ - How does this sound?

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                      • #12
                        Screen: 15" SXGA+ 1400x1050

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                        • #13
                          Was that a "good" or "bad" scream?

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                          • #14
                            s'goood 8)
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mOdEtWo
                              This is the laptop I fell in love with:
                              • Intel Pentium-M 1.5GHz Prosessor
                              • 512MB DDR PC-266 Memory (Max 1024MB)
                              • 60GB UDMA100 Harddisk
                              • 24x/10x/24x/8x CD-RW/DVD kombo
                              • Screen: 15" SXGA+ 1400x1050
                              • Graphic: ATI M10 Radeon 9600
                              • Network: WiFi + 10/100Mbit
                              • Batteri: ca 4 Timer
                              • Garanti: 2هr
                              • Weight: 2.7KG




                              Price: ~1700$ - How does this sound?
                              /me starts to drool... :lol:

                              That sounds like a very good price. [joke]Put me down for one too.[/joke]
                              Team ORJ

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