AMD and Intel's notebook plans for 2006

Posted on Friday, December 30 2005 @ 23:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer takes a look at the expected evolutions in the notebook market in 2006
If you look at where Intel starts the year, the Yonahs will be a little worse than Dothan on power consumption, 31W vs 27W TDP, but most likely a little better in real world battery use due to the next generation of power saving tech. Performance will be a lot better than Dothan, especially in the multimedia area. Rejoice all of you that rip DVDs on your laptop, unless you are smart enough to realise you have a single slow HD. Raw performance will lag the AMD Turions, but it will be a bit more efficient. The glaring elephant in the corner is the 32-bitness of the chip. If you are going Vista in a few months, does Yonah make sense?
Read on over here.

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