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Old 01-15-2010, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does a laptop dual core stack up against PC cpu? I mean how fast are they? The problem is that I have a couple of laptops which run on

2.0 Ghz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60
3.00 GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

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2.1 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
2.00 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS

So, how fast are the procs compared to those stated for requirements in PC programs? I mean I could see requirements of 3.0Ghz, 2.4 Ghz and such on certain games and applications.
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There's not much difference in speed between the two.
Notebookcheck: Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
They are 57th and 63rd respectively.
The desktop is likely to be much better at games, IIRC the 3650 is a good deal more powerful than 8400M GS.
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Actually, the gpus are even worse. As in my 9600m GT has the same specs as the 9400 desktop card.
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Actually I'm talking about this:
Upgrading for a game

Lex says that a 1.8Ghz dual core is faster than a basic 2.4Ghz proc, so I was wondering, up to how much can I check the required processor for games and the like? I guess its safe to say that I can run something that required 2.4Ghz, and maybe up to 2.8Ghz, but can the processors of my laptops take on 3Ghz requirements?

Also regarding the graphics card, I'm not sure about the Nvidia, but I know that It'd be better to play on the Toshiba, and the ATI has 512mb DDR3 memory, so I guess I'm safe with anything below that requirement.

The only problems would be how to calculate if the procs of the laptops are still able to match the requirements of the program.

Oh yeah, both of the units above are laptops

Toshiba Satellite P300D
2.0 Ghz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60
3.00 GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

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HP Pavilion dv2855ee
2.1 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
2.00 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS
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