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Old 12-05-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

I have a Centrino 715 right now but I'm looking to buy a new laptop but smaller, for mobility.
I'm looking at Centrino but I was wondering if AMD has an equivalent. I love how the Centrino doesn't heat up (almost none!) and uses less battery than the P4. I used to have an AMD mobile athlon but it wasn't the same, heated up and sucked battery.
Any suggestions? I need mobility! Less heat, less battery!
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

AMD Turion 64 MT-28 is AMD's lowest power laptop CPU as far as I know.

If you can find a VIA C7-M anywhere, then get that, seriously, it rocks when it comes to heat and mobility. At 2GHz, it consumes a maximum of 20 watts, but only consumes 0.1W idle, and 1W during light operation, such as web-browing or playing DVD's.
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

only problem w/ Turions is that you have to use a integrated GPU, I was looking and I can find one that allows you to use like a x700 or anything but a xpress 200 integrated graphics car.
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

i would say stick with the pentium-m. they are the best in the mobile market right now. If you want, you could get a Yonah which is the dual core version of the Dothan. It is almost as good as the X2 3800+ while consuming less power.
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

Yonah owns all with it's 65nm dual-core awesomeness! It performs a LITTLE bit worse than a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ in most tasks while consuming WAY less power. Definately worth getting.

I'm not really familiar with VIA's C7-M, but it sounds interesting. Care to brief me on it?

EDIT>>> Gar, stupid Ownage...always posting the same thing before me. Yeah, I apperantly didn't read his post, so sorry about the "repeat".
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

hahaha, C7-M isnt that great of a processor, sure it cosumes like no power, but does it have enough processing power to compete with AMD and Intel? The Pentium M could almost beat and AMD in gaming. Can the C7-M do that?
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

What is it with power? I don't get it. I would kill for a C7-M CPU. I could probably get about 6 hours battery life.


C7-M OWNS Turion 64 and Pentium M. And unless you've seen any benchmarks, I don't believe your claims, cause VIA C7-M has a lot of performance features.

But as long as it can do web-browing, instant-messaging, and play a video all at the same time smoothly, I don't mind, and I'm sure C7-M can do that.

Anyway, check out www.abspc.com They have a Turion MT notebook with an X700 GPU which looks pretty hot.
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

It really depends what you need. For those who need ultralight/business portables, the C7-M's power saving features are nice. But for those who are more for other things like gaming, the Pentium M would own. Especially when the Yonah is released.
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

My take on it is get a VIA C7-M notebook, UNLESS you really need the extra power offered from Centrino or Turion.
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Default Re: Mobility... Is there an AMD equivalent to Centrino?

Cool. I'll do some reasearch on it though...VIA aren't as widely known in the CPU market as they are in the Chipset sector.
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