Originally Posted by Davidlove
umm... I dont think soo. Centrino are very very very and I mean very powerful. If you bougt a 2.1ghz dothan to a 3200+ Amd 64 they will preform very simialr. Intel has plans to use dual core and that will defialty beat amd. Who cares about 64 so far NOTHING takes advantge of it. I hardly dought amd can come up with something as fast and as quite as the centrino. Just imagine a dual core centrino now that i am putting my 3 grand towards. Its proably going to be a scaled down Amd xp only with a faster bus and calling it mobile
Please if Amd could do this then I would be shocked
FanBOY!!! eg. "very very very", caps on useless words "NOTHING"
I think you are a misinformed person who seems to only read about intel news.
1) Why would AMD use the XP core when it is hotter compared to the AMD 64? It just doesn't make any sense to use the AMD XP for laptops.
2) Dual core, hmm I doubt you can prove this one yet because AMD will be releasing their dual cores next year. Bearing in mind that AMD does have hypertransport, which will scale a lot better in 2P+ configurations. And, we have little to no info on how will Intel will implement dual core on the Pentium M.
3) 64 bit useless? I doubt it simply because the AMD 64 intruction set has 8 more register, which means better performance. Secondly, why is intel also jumping on the 64 bit wagon if it is so useless?
4) Currently, the Pentium M only performs same as an AMD 64 if the benchmark is ALU heavy. In FPU mode the AMD 64 truly shines compared to the Pentium M.
Whether AMD could pull a Centrino killer will depends a variety of factors.
1) if they can get enough ODMs to actually make the laptops.
2) if they can get the power level down to the Pentium M level.
If these two factors hold true then will AMD might be able to pull it off.