Best Buy Field Trip
Intel��s Pentium� M 760 Centrino� (2.0 GHz, 27 Watts) completed the benchmark in 82 seconds or 164 giga cycles, while the AMD Turion� ML-40 (2.2 GHz, 35 Watts) completed the benchmark in 89 seconds or 195.8 giga cycles. So even with a 10 percent faster clock rate advantage the AMD based computer was 8.5 percent slower, 19 percent less efficient per clock cycle, 30% less power efficient, and only $50 or 3.8% price difference. It�s extremely clear which the better price/performance/watt value is.
Video Processing System Performance Benchmark:
Best Buy Display System:
Time to Save the Video (seconds): 82
Computer Manufacture: Toshiba
Computer Model: Satellite
CPU Brand: Intel� Centrino�
CPU Model: Pentium M, 760
CPU Power Consumption Rating: 27 Watts
CPU Clock Frequency (GHz): 2.0
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Frequency (MHz): 533
Giga Cycles: 164.0
Best Buy Display System:
Time to Save the Video (seconds): 89
Computer Manufacture: HP
Computer Model: Pavilion
CPU Brand: AMD
CPU Model: Turion� 64, ML-40
CPU Power Consumption Rating: 35 Watts
CPU Clock Frequency (GHz): 2.2
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Frequency (MHz): 400
Giga Cycles: 195.8
You're way out of your league on this subject, moron.
So is Hammerfall for that matter.
Lexwalker has forgotten more than the 2 of you combined will ever know.
The only light you see is the light coming through all the holes recently shot through your AMD position.
I have seen the light thanks to lexwalker2.
The world of computing should stay 32-bit forever since it is such a "hassle" to switch. Hell, it might cost some companies at least a couple hundred dollars to support 64-bit!
Most importantly, Intel should cancel Merom since "5. In other words 64-bit does little in mobile environment..".
What am i driving at?
1. Even with 64-bits, laptop can't access past 4GB due to RAM limitations. This is where virtual memory comes in. Thus there is very little 64-bits can do in such environment... 64-bit addressing is only more useful if the memory is bigger than 4GB such as those found in big high end servers.
2. A MAJOR PORTION of productivity and business software are for Windows. Even if re-compiled to 64-bits does little to improve any performance. And also wastes time (and money) for the company to re-release a 64-bit version. Linux is different as each distribution will need a re-compile (as well as RPMs) when moving to another machine.
3. Since 32-bit and 64-bit instructions co-exists easily, why should it be any different in running apps? There will be still a huge amount of 32-bit apps continually produced until many years to come. Games are still 32-bit by the way.
4. Majority of PC users are Windows not Linux. A lot of hardware vendors still have not provide 64-bit drivers for Windows yet..
5. In other words 64-bit does little in mobile environment..
Privilege instructions are usually instructions than can be executed under supervisor mode (e.g. operating system pre-emptive task scheduler and switching) to control/manipulate low level processor states and function, but cannot be executed under user mode (e.g. software applications)
Like I said, I am a programmer! Actually goin' to be ex-programmer coz' movin' to other stuff soon!