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    Re: AMD or Intel processors for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Wow. It looks like some of them are dual core. I did not know that. Thanks for pointing that out.
    And Intel Core 2 does have a single-core, if you didn't know:

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=Intel+Core+2+Solo

    Or the actual page: http://www.intel.com/products/proces...ifications.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Wow. It looks like some of them are dual core. I did not know that. Thanks for pointing that out.
    I suspected that some of them were, since there are laptops with i7s and inordinately high battery life claims.

    What I didn't expect is that there are 6-core i7s, that really makes me a bit green.

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    Re: AMD or Intel processors for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    And Intel Core 2 does have a single-core, if you didn't know:
    Yeah, I always thought that was intentionally confusing for marketing. But that's kind of obsolete, now.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1clue View Post
    I suspected that some of them were, since there are laptops with i7s and inordinately high battery life claims.

    What I didn't expect is that there are 6-core i7s, that really makes me a bit green.
    I'm probably wrong, but I don't think there are any 6 core i7s for laptops yet, are there?
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    Re: AMD or Intel processors for laptops

    I tend to prefer AMD in that they are the smaller company/underdog, but at the moment I have to lean Intel. AMD is, however, definitely what I suggest if you are on a budget- if you can find a well-built laptop, they will definitely give you more performance per dollar (or other unit of currency).

    I just want to know if I can use one of those snazzy new 6 core desktop i7's on my rampage 2 motherboard; same chipset, but ive heard the die process is different.

    Next time I build a desktop, I will prolly go AMD even though Ive been very pleased with my i7- I spent a fortune on this rig 2 years ago..
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    Re: AMD or Intel processors for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Yeah, I always thought that was intentionally confusing for marketing. But that's kind of obsolete, now.

    I'm probably wrong, but I don't think there are any 6 core i7s for laptops yet, are there?
    Sorry, I browsed over to the desktop section. I'm a little bent that I don't have a 6-core on my system.

    Don't mind my being a little green.

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    @forrestcupp - Wow... very little heat, huh? That's amazing for a budget laptop.

    I'm actually looking into netbooks atm. Sure, they aren't really good for gaming, but they're functional for school. Eee PC's look nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    You also need Windows to even run the turbo tech from Intel.)
    What??? This can't possibly be right... especially because MacBooks use Intel processors...

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    saw a post a while back that I feel I should correct.

    not all i7 processors are quad core.
    http://www.intel.com/consumer/produc...processors.htm
    Well... in desktops they have 4-6 cores (possibly 8?), but in desktops they have 2-4 cores.

    *edit* Whoops, didn't notice your link there. There are no 8-core i7's. Strange because I could have sworn I've heard of this. Guess not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racie View Post
    What??? This can't possibly be right... especially because MacBooks use Intel processors...
    See this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/429036

    The processor would never turbo, under any circumstance, unless you installed Windows and used the core i# desktop widget. (The widget actually is a driver.)

    Quote Originally Posted by racie View Post
    *edit* Whoops, didn't notice your link there. There are no 8-core i7's. Strange because I could have sworn I've heard of this. Guess not.
    That's correct. Intel only has 6-cores, and makes an excuse to charge more for threads. Also, no 8-cores next year. (also possibly removing hex-cores for a short time.)
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    Re: AMD or Intel processors for laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucradia View Post
    See this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/429036

    The processor would never turbo, under any circumstance, unless you installed Windows and used the core i# desktop widget. (The widget actually is a driver.)
    But surely the turbo would work under OS X...
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    Quote Originally Posted by racie View Post
    But surely the turbo would work under OS X...
    That intel processor may only be geared for MacOS' kernel, and thus Intel makes no drivers / etc. for it on Windows / Linux. Since MacOS is BSD Based, you won't see it on Linux / Windows anytime soon.
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    Re: AMD or Intel processors for laptops

    That intel processor may only be geared for MacOS' kernel, and thus Intel makes no drivers / etc. for it on Windows / Linux. Since MacOS is BSD Based, you won't see it on Linux / Windows anytime soon.
    But Linux is UNIX based as well. Is there a type of UNIX that isn't BSD?

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