Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2005 19:16 UTC
Intel "Although we didn't consider it as such here today, Yonah will be quite impressive on notebooks. The thought of having such a cool running dual core processor in a notebook is honestly amazing, and the performance difference (especially for multitaskers) over what we have today will be significant. The other thing to keep in mind is that when you go from a single core to a dual core Pentium M notebook, you won't be giving up anything at all. On the desktop side, you normally give up clock speed for dual core support, but Yonah will be running at very similar frequencies to what Dothan is running at today. In other words, you won't be giving up single threaded performance in favor of multi-threaded performance - you'll get the whole package."
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Dual core
by tony on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 07:06 UTC
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I've got a dual-core AMD 4200+ system. I frickin' love it. The funny part is, that I don't notice nearly the difference in performance on Linux as I do when it's booted up in Windows.

Windows apps can sometimes go "nuts", consuming 100% of the CPU. Not that Linux apps don't do the same thing, but it happens more often in Windows. With one CPU, this bogs down the system. With dual cores, it's no problem.

And I can alt-tab from Quake4 or UT2K4 to another application quickly and easily, where with one core it takes forever.

I really wish my IBM Thinkpad was dual-core. The hardware of the Thinkpad is nice, but all those dumb apps that IBM loads onto their Windows builds are crap. Everytime it comes out of sleep, some eGather process eats up 100%, along with other IBM apps, and makes the system unresponsive right out of sleep for a few minutes if I don't kill it.

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