Originally Posted by Inspiron9100
Ok, so the only difference you've noticed in 3DMark is about 100 points right?
Are there any other advantages to a merom processor or what? For all the talk about this processor, you'd think it would've been alot more powerful or something...
How about comparing a score from a CPU intensive program?
Thanks for posting all the info!
I compared the benchmark for the dual core ready CineFormHD encoder between a 2.16GHz Yonah and the same speed Merom - the result is a 21% improvement.
It becomes a 25% improvement when comparing the new chip with the 1.83GHz Yonah in my E1705 running the same benchmark.
The 2.16GHz Merom outperformed my desktop Athlon X2 4400 system by 8% according to the same speed test.
FYI the CineFormHD encoder is widely used by hi-def video production facilities and it's an extraordinary piece of code that'll make use of however many cores are available. So it's a good multithreaded benchmark but by no means definitive.