Originally Posted by thaddyusmaximus
Dude!!! I work at Intel. You guys want 3dmark comparisons? I can do it tomorrow. Now from Conroe to Kentsfields there's a big!!! Difference. 3dmark06 will jump 1000 points from 6000 to 7000 using a x1900xtx just by dropping in the kentsfield. CPU score in 3dmark06 is 2500 on a 2.93 conroe and a 2.67 kentsfield will get 4000. No difference between the two using 3dmark05 because 05 can't utilize the other two cores. Actually the conroe gets about a 400 points difference because of the increased clock speeds.
You know the only diffence between the yonah/merom is 2mb cache vs. 4mb cache. No extra cores, no faster fbs or clock frequencies. It's like is there a difference between 2gb of ram vs. 4gb of ram in gaming in XP? Most likely not. But I think there will be a difference between the two when Windows Vista comes out.
More inaccurate information thats why I don't buy your story. You keep posting inaccurate information and passing it off as something factual.
"The big difference between Yonah and Merom is one of performance and power consumption. Yonah represents a re-design of the older Pentium M processor that worked so well in older notebooks while Merom (and the rest of the Intel Core Microarchitecture processor family) represents an all-new architecture. 64-bit and power consumption are the biggest new factors that Merom brings. From my reading on the subject (see AnandTech
) the following are the main benefits:
1. 64-Bit processing to support more than 4GB RAM (great for desktops/servers, perhaps of limited use in a notebook)Guess 64-Bit is not a big difference lol
2. Lower power consumption by doing things like combining 2 instructions into 1 and therefore saving a clock cycle, and scaling power usage according to processor load
3. Support for faster Front Sided Bus to access main memory (800MHz with Merom; 1.33GHz for the Server/Desktop versions)
Hardware supported virtualisation had been proposed as another selling point for these processors but, as we know from the Parallel Workstation product, this is already supported in Yonah.
While the power consumption required by Merom is lower than Yonah, don't expect to be seeing much in the way of increased battery performance. Most likely the laptop will be set to use its more efficient processing to do more with the same power and therefore outperform an equivalently clocked Yonah by about 20% or more (Quake 4 demonstration showed a 25% performance increase over Yonah in the AnandTech article)."
This would also explain why the 3DMark scores are better but of course there is only a cache difference lol.