pM vs p4M

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pM vs p4M

Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:45 am

Im looking at getting one of the following systems: (both DELL systems)

P4m 3.06 wHT
512mb DDR333
40gb HDD
64mb FX5200go
15" SXGA


Pm 1.4
512mb DDR333
40gb HDD
128mb R9600pro
15" SXGA


Im looking at spending no more than $2400AUD. and plz dont recommend athlon 64 laptops seeing we dont have them here and if we do they will be 5x more than anything else.

The uses for this laptop:
-office apps
-visual studio programming
-gaming !

Im not that concerned with battery life as long as it can last more than 2hrs in VS. Id really love to be able to use this laptop as my LAN computer, therefore gaming preformance is vital. Any help would be great; and yes i know that in a few months newer and better things will be out, so plz tell me something new! :) thanks.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:04 am

Heh, the obvious choice is the Pentium M model. Using an FX5200 Go for gaming is gonna kill performance instantly, hence the ruling out of the P4 3.06. The Radeon 9600 outperforms it in any conceivable benchmark and game you can throw at it.

Don't hesitate, get the Pentium M laptop. :)
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Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:25 am

my brother is thinking about getting one of these, any opinions welcome because the spec looks good, and so does the price.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:54 am

yea i was always inclined towards the Pm model due to the radeon, however im worried that the lower ghz rating is going to stunt preformance... is this true? what P4m is a 1.4 Pm compared to in terms of gaming.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:57 am

A 1.4 P-M will probably perform similiarly to a 2-2.2Ghz P4-M. But that is still plenty of power for most games and you will get much better battery life.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:24 am

I'd got for the 1.4GHz"M" just because of the Radeon 9600.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:49 pm

i doubt you will get 2 hours out of the pee 4 desktop chip. best performace would be to simply drop the dough and get the fastest p-m you can get
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Postposted on Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:58 pm

Please, once and for all, get over the raw clockspeed number. It should be clear, by now, after seeing the PIII, P4, PM, Celeron, Itanium, Athlon Tbird, Athlon XP, Duron, Opteron, not to mention non-x86 chips like the Power5, that raw clock speed tells you exactly nothing about the performance of the processor.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:12 pm

Actually it tells you everything within the same processor family...

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Postposted on Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:16 am

yes buub, i do know that clockspeed is not everything, however what i want to know is; will a p4m 3ghz be far better in games compared to a 1.4 pm? even with the different gfx cards. i know the 9600 is a far better gfx card however will its preformance be effected by the slower (gaming) processor, in comparison to the 3ghz with 5200? please reviews, preformance specs would be big help :) thanks for your time
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Postposted on Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:39 am

HiggsBoson wrote:Actually it tells you everything within the same processor family...

/NITPICK OFF

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not even. try FSB speeds ;)
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Postposted on Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:46 pm

absurdity wrote:
HiggsBoson wrote:Actually it tells you everything within the same processor family...

/NITPICK OFF

:D


not even. try FSB speeds ;)

And different cache sizes, and different HyperTransport link counts and sizes, and process shrinks, and pipeline changes, etc.... :-)
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Postposted on Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:47 pm

jgibson_2k wrote:yes buub, i do know that clockspeed is not everything, however what i want to know is; will a p4m 3ghz be far better in games compared to a 1.4 pm? even with the different gfx cards. i know the 9600 is a far better gfx card however will its preformance be effected by the slower (gaming) processor, in comparison to the 3ghz with 5200? please reviews, preformance specs would be big help :) thanks for your time

It depends...

My suggestion to you would be to Google for some reviews on the net and look for comparisons using games that are similar to what you like to play.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:50 pm

Buub wrote:
absurdity wrote:
HiggsBoson wrote:Actually it tells you everything within the same processor family...

/NITPICK OFF

:D


not even. try FSB speeds ;)

And different cache sizes, and different HyperTransport link counts and sizes, and process shrinks, and pipeline changes, etc.... :-)

No. For the purposes of my point the same family means identical FSB's, identical cores, identical caches. In any case I was just being facetious...
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Postposted on Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:53 pm

Your problem is that you're travelling slower than the speed of light. Stop being so lazy!
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