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Duo Core 2 T2050 1.6GHz vs Pentium III 1.6GHz


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I am thinking about purchasing a new Toshiba Laptop A105-4074 running with Intel Duo Core 2 T2050 if it would be an improvement over my old desktop Pentium 1.6GHz desktop w/768MB RAM. Don't really do much but I am starting to do a lot of transferring of video from my digital camcorder to the PC so that I can burn it onto DVDs. Not doing much editing and am using Cyberlink PowerDirector 5. Will you there be a speed improvement in rendering and burning DVDs? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Just a personal opinion here.

Core speed is core speed so i don't think you will see any improvement with the core duo. If it is slightly better i don't think it will be enough for you to notice the speed difference. I would think about getting a new laptop that was much faster like a 2.16 core duo laptop. Here Anandtech's take on them.

http://www.anandtech...doc.aspx?i=2663

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SRX are you messing P3 at 1.6 and a core 2 at the same speed are in totally different leagues of speed the core 2 is ALOT more effiecient with its speed its also got two cores, it would be alot faster than the p3 by a country mile i think we have seen in recent years how clock speed is irelevant to a fair extent.

All the video based work and creating the disk images would get a big speed boost from the core 2 as its a largely cpu intensive process the two cores will go through that in no time at all.
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Thanks for your input. I will purchase the new laptop.
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ok, SRX, wat are you talking about? its not just RAW speed, the architecture, 2 cores, the core duo, is WAYYYYYYYY better.
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Also, a Intel Core 2 duo @ 2.6GHz can easily outperform a Pentium D @3.6GHz, so if you take it down a notch Intel Core 2 duo @1.6GHz vs. a Pentium 3 @ 1.6GHz the Intel Core 2 duo can EASILY outperform a P3.
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