Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jul 2006 11:16 UTC, submitted by Mr. Tan
Intel OCAU reviews the new Core 2 Duo line from Intel, and concludes: "Thanks to its new micro-architecture, Core 2 Duo is performing far better than the previous generation dual core Pentium D. An X6800, for example, is between 30% ~ to 40% faster than a Pentium D 955XE. Core 2 Duo is achieving performance in applications and games that has not been seen before with a dual core desktop CPU. In addition Core 2 Duo consumes 40% less power and runs much cooler than Pentium D."
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RE: Can't wait to upgrade...
by Dark Leth on Fri 14th Jul 2006 16:12 UTC in reply to "Can't wait to upgrade..."
Dark Leth
Member since:
2005-07-06

You can't. The mini uses mobile chips, of which the new Yonah ones will not be as dramatic of an improvement.

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RE[2]: Can't wait to upgrade...
by Tuishimi on Fri 14th Jul 2006 17:01 in reply to "RE: Can't wait to upgrade..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Merom you mean? The improvement should still be pretty good... the opened up pipeline and bigger cache should offer some readily discernible speed increases.

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smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

I'd say Core(1) is probably about even with the Athlon X2s, so you'll probably see a significant boost by waiting. 20-30%? It will also be 64 bit, so I'd wait if you are going to keep it for years. If you upgrade every year or two, though, I'd just get something now. There's always something coming out in a few months that will be faster.

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RE[2]: Can't wait to upgrade...
by godawful on Fri 14th Jul 2006 18:27 in reply to "RE: Can't wait to upgrade..."
godawful Member since:
2005-06-29
Dark Leth Member since:
2005-07-06

No, I was referring to him wanting to drop in a Conroe, which is the chip being reviewed. He can only use a current Yonah, Sossaman, or the upcoming Merom.

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