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Intel Pentium M v P4 HT

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I'd say the Pentium M is better. It does more work per clock cycle. When Intel was busy losing the CPU war to the A64, the P-M's were gaining a great following and more than matching the A64's. The Core 2 Duo is based on a modified P-M arhitecture.
 
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http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=pm780&page=6

In games, that gives you a pretty good idea of how the Dothan stacks up. Impressive to say the least.

I used an m780 chip and an Extreme Edition "Gallatin" 3.4ghz in for some time in seperate systems. The Dothan was always significantly faster in games but the lack of hyperthreading let it down on the work front, especially when it came to audio and video processing. It was plenty fast enough, just couldn't match the Gallatin punch for punch in a number of apps, although it was certainly more OC-able.
 
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Hades said:
I'd say the Pentium M is better. It does more work per clock cycle. When Intel was busy losing the CPU war to the A64, the P-M's were gaining a great following and more than matching the A64's. The Core 2 Duo is based on a modified P-M arhitecture.

i would agree...

i have had both a over-clocked Northwood (3.6ghz) and a Dothan (2.8ghz)

I really liked my Northwood, but the Dothan was much quicker, especially gaming wise.

Surprisingly i didn’t miss the Northwood’s supposed encoding grunt either


If this is for a lappy i would again go for the pentium-M (dothan) because of the added battery life which is always a bonus.
 
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