[ubuntu-za] cpu advice

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Mon Apr 12 08:24:25 BST 2010


On 12/04/2010 08:27, frans wrote:
>
> 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.
>>
>>
>>      
> Thanks.
>
> 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,
> though.
>
> Frans
>
>
>    
Even Intel Celeron CPU's are 64bit now - take a look at lshw -C CPU .



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