Originally Posted by awingedpig
Excellent review. Can't find much wrong with it.
However, in the end it seems the reviewer admits that many of the performance difference may be attributed to Intel's use of higher latency RAM.
The battery life benchmark at the end is difficult to believe, though, as my real world experience puts a 4800mAh at lasting close to 3h45m. Hard to think that a mere 200mhz difference and the tiny fsb increase between my idle state and those of the new Dothans would account for nearly 1 hour's difference
All in all a good review, and something for which this community has definitely been craving. I'm now less hesitant to recommend Turion systems for portable solutions.
If only manufacturers would put out more designs that would compete with all the Intel systems available (especially Turion + nVidia. But that looks to be unlikely as ATi currently provides the top perfoming MBs for the Turion64 platform)
AMD decided to build a memory controller into the CPU, decreasing memory latency; the P-M's have a separate memory controller.