Benchmarks for us old people?

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Hey :)

I'm looking into buying a new laptop, and looking around, it seems
been a lot of speed progress since my last big purchase, which was a
GHz P4 HT system awhile back. So, I'm suddenly thinking, maybe a new
with a Centrino Duo in it could actually outperform this old desktop

But alas, all the benchmarks I can find on Google compare to other
processors that I don't have experience with. I was hoping there'd be
somewhere I could compare my old P4 with the new Centrino Duo... Is
hopeless, or does such a page exist? If you know of one, please let me
know :)

Thanks in advance,

Re: Benchmarks for us old people?

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Good news...your old computer is still quite good...
you don;t need a new one

Re: Benchmarks for us old people?

DanielEDFA wrote:
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Download Sandra 2005 > /
and install it on you the benchmarks section it will run a
benchmark and it will allow you to compare you setup with other setup
from a long list....very nice program. And Free!


"We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by
the depth of our answers." - Carl Sagan

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DanielEDFA wrote:
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Frankly, a 3.2Ghz HT P4 is no dog at all, particularly if it is working
well and not overheating (the bane of the laptop P4).  The quasi rule of
thumb is that the Mobile Pentium M at about 1/2 the P4's Ghz is
directionally equivalent.  The Core Duo is maybe 20% faster than an
equivalent speed Pentium M.  So... your 3.2Ghz P4 is directionally
equivalent to a 1.6Ghz Pentium M or a 1.3Ghz Core Duo (which does not

Save your money for a couple of years.  The Core Duo is still in its
shakedown period, the glow is coming off, and overheating problems are
being discussed as possible deal breakers.


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