Saturday, January 07, 2006

32 bit Core Duo Notebooks will fully depreciate in 6 months

AnandTech did some performance benchmarks on INTEL's spanking new Core Duo 32 bit x86 mobile processor. The results are unimpressive, for instance, compared to Pentium M 1.86 GHZ, the Core Duo 1.86GHZ with two cores showed only 11% performance increase in Business Winstone 2004 and about 22% in Office Productivity SYSMark 2004. It seems that the antiquated shared FSB architecture in all INTEL designs really hurts performance when you adding cores. Also battery life is no beter for the 65nm Core Duo, indicating that going 65nm provided INTEL almost nil performance/watt benefit. The Core Duo is only 2.16GHZ max, while the AMD Turion 64 ML-44 is a 2.4GHZ 64 bit processor.

Since Windows Vista requires 64 bit for full enjoyment, buying an obsolete 32 bit Core Duo for marginal performance improvement will be a fast route to depreciation -- if IRS approves.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharikou,

I have to say thet I like your blogs alot...
The are always spot on and show what Intel really offers...not much!!!
I even had my boss read though your blogs and decided afterwards to switch to AMD.
So well done....no more shitty Xeon server, but a real Opteron!!

Cheers,

J

6:27 PM, January 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharikou, you are an ignorant.
I looks as if you don't understand the the text you are refering to. Check this for example: http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=2663&p=14
"It’s tough to argue with the numbers - at worst, Intel’s Centrino Duo platform offers the same battery life as the previous generation Centrino, while outperforming it. But at best, Centrino Duo can not only offer better performance than last year’s notebooks, but also longer battery life.

You really can’t get say anything else - you get better performance, longer battery life and all of this at the same price as last year’s notebooks; Centrino Duo is a no-brainer and it is quite possibly the strongest step into a new year that we have seen from Intel in a very long time. "
And for your information - to make Vista happy 32bits are more than enough.

Regards
R.

4:17 AM, January 08, 2006  

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