[ubuntu-za] cpu advice

frans dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Mon Apr 12 07:27:10 BST 2010

On 10/04/09 22:31, Nic Roets wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM, frans<dormakorp at vodamail.co.za>  wrote:
>> We're thinking of getting a new laptop. just one issue I cannot yet
>> decide and would like some advice on.
>> Which CPU would be best.... core i3 or AMD turion both are about 2.1Ghz
>>   speed.
>> any advice or thought would be appreciated even a flame war on this
>> quiet Friday. :)
> Tell us what applications you want to run, what CPU you're currently
> running and if they are currently responsive enough. My instinct is to
> go for AMD simply because South Africans (irrationally) prefer the
> bigger brand (Intel) and importers and retails will build it into the
> price.
> I disagree with Hilton regarding 64-bit being essential. If you never
> use 4 GB RAM then the extra transistors in a 64-bit laptop will just
> increase your battery consumption unnecessarily.

We did go with the Turion there, mostly because I'm an AMD fan, the i3 
does have a better cpu rating, (under win 7) but the Turion have almost 
double the memory performance... the Turion's hard drive are smaller, 


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