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Directly competing with Intel's Core Duo, the new Turion X2's are supposed to pack quite a punch

Ramp up in processor production from both AMD and Intel has been healthy for the last several months, with a good amount of units being shipped from both companies. AMD has never been better, shipping solid quantities of processors throughout the channel.

On May 9th, AMD is poised to announce an enitre family of new Turion X2 64 processors. According to datasheets, AMD will be releasing seven different flavors of Turions with the entry-level unit starting at 1.6GHz and the flagship topping out at 2.2GHz with 2MB of L2 cache.

The new CPUs will also come in low-voltage flavors for the mobile market, in which the new CPUs will be directly competing with Intel's Core Duo mobile processors. Traditionally, Intel has been ahead of the game when it comes to the mobile market.  AMD, however, is hoping to gain more marketshare, similar in the way it has done with the desktop market. According to AMD, more Turion flavors will come after the initial seven are released in May.


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RE: Good stuff from AMD
By Samus on 3/22/2006 3:27:56 PM , Rating: 2
Well, in comparison of a Sempron to a Celeron M laptop, the Semprons consistently get better battery life because PowerNow clocks the processor more efficiently than Speedstep. However, the Celeron clock-for-clock usually edges the Sempron in performance, even with its measly cache, because the Dothan architecture still works pretty well on tiny cache sizes (unlike NetBurst architecture)


RE: Good stuff from AMD
By Araemo on 3/22/2006 3:33:54 PM , Rating: 2
Celeron-M's don't include speedstep.

Farking ripoff, if you ask me... but Intel has to give extra value to their Pentium M's somehow. ;P

Comparing a Sempron to a Pentium M is a fairer comparison, as long as overall system specs and price are similar. The celeron Ms are a joke.


RE: Good stuff from AMD
By Araemo on 3/22/2006 3:34:36 PM , Rating: 2
Mind you, I'm referring to the pentium-m based celeron-m's, I have no clue if the 'mobile celerons' based on netburst have speedstep.


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