View Full Version : New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?
11-10-2004, 11:09 AM
I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop and was wondering if Jeff/Tom or any other wise GPO user out there knows were I should turn re: CPU...
An Intel 3.2 HT or an AMD Athlon(TM) 64 3400+ 2.20 GHz? Clearly, if the decision is based soley on processor speed, then it has to be Intel. I just like the 64 because it's so efficient and future-upgradable.
Any words of wisdom? Thanks!
11-10-2004, 11:11 AM
For cache and RAM thruput I'd go with AMD. I think it also is capable of more calculations than the P4 at this point (but I'd have to check on that.)
11-10-2004, 11:18 AM
I was certainly hoping to hear a cheer for AMD...it's so incredibly efficient, so powerful and with the potential of a Windows 64 somewhere in the relatively near future, it's really what I'd prefer. But of course, the Intel cycles faster (at 3.2ghz).
Thanks for YOUR thruput, Mr. Burrell!
11-10-2004, 11:47 AM
Clock speed isn't everything nowadays. Intel has finally saw the light on this as well.
I have both Intel and AMD, I am happy with both.
Kevin B. Selby
11-10-2004, 02:54 PM
I love my e-Machines M6810 with an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor. I produced a few GPO tunes with it in the last week or so and the only gripe I have about laptops is that their RAM is expensive. The M6810 comes with 512 Mb and I can clearly see the need for a Gig or more.
Other than that, I am a die-hard AMD fan when it comes to DAW's.
11-11-2004, 08:59 AM
Thanks all for the help!
Now I don't want to beat a dead horse but quoting Gary: "It seems that the people with the most problems have slower Mac processors. There appears to be a direct correlation between processor speed and performance."
Is this strictly a Mac issue? Perhaps a non-issue with AMD 64?
11-11-2004, 09:07 AM
Read the AMD vs P4 thread in the Sample Libraries Discussion forum.
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