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Topic: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

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    Lightbulb New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    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!

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    Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    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.)

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    Talking Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    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!

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    Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?


    Clock speed isn't everything nowadays. Intel has finally saw the light on this as well.

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    Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    I have both Intel and AMD, I am happy with both.

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    Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    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.
    Kevin B. Selby
    http://kevinselby.com <-- Public site
    http://kevinselby.com/gpo <--My music catalog FREE to GPO users: username: gpo - pword: garritan

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    Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    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?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: New Laptop: Which CPU for GPO?

    Read the AMD vs P4 thread in the Sample Libraries Discussion forum.
    Houston Haynes - Titan Line Music

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