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Old 12-09-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M. which of these to is better. imnot to bothered about how they eat up battery i just want to no which offers the better performance
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Default Re: what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

Pent M. Take Any p.M speed and multipy it by 1.3, to get the equalviant speed of the p.4. If that makes any sence to you.. lol
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Default Re: what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

In a laptop, Pentium 4 is out of the question. They run so hot and tend to be more expensive than better performing DTR Athlon 64's, so Pentium M.
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

Is the athlon proccessor or the semphron processor better than the pentium M then ?
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Default Re: what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

Well, it depends what you want them for.

A Pentium M is basically a Pentium 3 mixed with a Pentium 4 - so it has latest features but a short pipeline. This makes it very good at unpredictable tasks, like gaming, but not so good at predictable ones, like video encoding.

The Athlon 64/Sempron have a slightly longer pipeline, meaning that they are good at games but good at everything else too.

The Pentium 4 has a very long pipeline, making it not so good at games but very good at video encoding.


The Pentium M also runs a lot cooler, it doesn't even need a fan on the heatsink. The downside is that their quite expensive, nearly 200 for a 2ghz one, and a good motherboard will cost you nearly 150. If you game a lot, want a quiet PC, or just want something different, their excellent.

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Pent M. Take Any p.M speed and multipy it by 1.3, to get the equalviant speed of the p.4. If that makes any sence to you.. lol
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if u were to recomend 1 of the processors to go into my laptop which one would it be. im on budget of 650-700 and will be using it for some gaming and using many applicatins at once when doing coursework.
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Default Re: what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

For your laptop?

The Pentium M - quiet, good performance, cheap. Look at the Super Pi times for an example
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Default Re: what is better performance wise a pentium 4 or pentium M

Even in some desktops nowadays, the pent. m is being used. Why? It runs cool, quiet, and the performance is incredible. The pent. 4 is dead. The prescott core... enough said. The pent. M is a great cpu and intel knows that.
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For your price range, I would recommend a Turion; ML or MT, don't matter. If you need battery life, than a 21W TDP Pentium M would be in your price range.
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