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az
7th January 2005, 13:17
AMD has unveiled its Turion mobile processor, which they are apparently positioning against the Pentium M, and of which they say that it is not a slightly modified Athlon, but a completely new development. Not much is known about it other than that it supports AMD64.

AZ

The PIT
7th January 2005, 13:41
Well the P-M is a good chip so it's not really surprising.

az
7th January 2005, 13:58
It's not surprising AMD wants to get a bigger piece of the notebook cake, but it's surprising they pulled it off (which remains yet to be seen, though further specs are said to be released during the next few days).

AZ

The PIT
7th January 2005, 14:04
They've got to ship it before they pull it off. I hope they do as comp is good for us.

Wombat
7th January 2005, 14:54
Originally posted by The PIT
Well the P-M is a good chip so it's not really surprising. From my understanding, the P-M is an evolved P3.

The PIT
7th January 2005, 14:58
Yup and it works. Have you seen one working??? Beats the ass of the p4 laptop .

az
7th January 2005, 16:13
Wombat, does that make it a bad chip? AS TP said, it works.

AZ

Evildead666
8th January 2005, 09:23
The PIII was a very good chip. And the Dothan is one MEGA sweet chip. ;)
I would buy one if the mobos were readily available at reasonable prices...
Here is a good review, in French, but the graphs are universal. They also overclock with volt mods an all ;)
http://www.x86-secret.com/popups/articleswindow.php?id=113

Evildead666
8th January 2005, 09:25
AMD are gonna need one very good chip to beat it...

Jammrock
8th January 2005, 11:43
The Athlon 64 Mobile chips are better than the Donathon P-M's. They just consume a hellacious amount of power compared to the P-M. I'm really looking forward to seeing some nice Turion/ATi Mobile Radeon x800 scores :)

Jammrock

az
8th January 2005, 11:44
They are not "better" mobile chips if they consume a hellacious amount of power ;)

AZ

Wombat
8th January 2005, 11:51
I think the P-M is a better processor than anything in the P4 family. I've never been a P4 fan.

knirfie
9th January 2005, 02:53
The turion is said to be compatible with the current A64 line (as in the current chipsets) and won't be a completely different platform as the centrino is. But they will really have to pull something off with Sonoma just weeks away. P-M with 533 Mhz bus :p and a new chipset.