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Thread: Amd turion 64 x2 vs intel's core 2 duo

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    Amd turion 64 x2 vs intel's core 2 duo

    Let me start of by assuming that the core 2 duo beats out the turion 64 x2 in almost all aspects.
    Since i have never got a BAD review about an amd processor i just think its fair for me to put this question across.
    Ho much would the other resources affect the performance of the notebook?
    I have just surveyed the market and considering i have a low budget i narrowed down on two compaq systems.
    The presario V6218TU (specs : core 2 duo T200 (1.6 Ghz), intel 945 chipset, 512 mb DDR2 ram(667mhz) , 120 gig sata drive and a intel graphics media accelerator) and there is the presario V6212AU (sepcs : turion 64 x2 TL52 (1.6 ghz), 1 Gig DDR2 ram (667 mhz, 160 gig drive and a geforce go 6150) .
    Im not quite sure what the overall performance difference would be like.
    Will be using it mostly for heavy image editing and some video editing.
    Any views on this??

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    512 MB of RAM is noticeably short for Vista, the Turion isn't /that/ bad a processor (particularly when it comes to power consumption in mostly-idle scenarios), and the NVidia chipset's integrated graphics are /much/ better than the Intel 945's.

    Personally, I'd go with the AMD machine for the above reasons.

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    head with the AMD one there, with a gig of ram and bigger hdd and bit better gfx card, it makes the overall system better

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    Senior Member Lgbpop's Avatar
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    If Vista is the OS, there's only one choice, the AMD system. For graphics-intensive usage, the graphics and chipset are way stronger and Vista on 512 will be like XP on 128. You could do it, but why would you WANT to?
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