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Memory performance
These synthetic tests don't always mirror real-world performance, but they can tell us some interesting things about the CPUs and their memory subsystems, so we'll start here.

With double the number of channels and 33% higher memory speed than the Turion, it's no surprise that the Pentium M wins handily here. In fact, it's likely that the disparity would be significantly larger were it not for the Pentium M's pokey 533MHz bus.

This Linpack benchmark is always useful for showing the size and speed of a processor's caches and the speed of its main memory. Unfortunately, running this test on the Pentium M is sort of like sending Joe Montana into a high school football gameĀ—it's just not fair. With a massive L2 cache that spans the entire range of test matrix sizes, the 760 blows away the Linpack test, then makes rude references to its parentage involving hamsters and elderberries.

While the Pentium M definitely has the edge in terms of raw memory bandwidth, you don't tug on Superman's cape, and you don't mess around with an on-die memory controller. The Turion crushes the Intel chip on this one, with access latencies nearly half those of the Pentium M.