Pentium-M vs G4 laptop processors

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  1. kelvinz macrumors member

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    How do they compare speed wise? As far as i know the Intel chip is similar to the G4 as its clocked lower and requires less electricity to run giving a longer running time.

    But as far as crunching power how do they compare?
     
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Do a google search. The measure how fast a processor is by many factors. A G4 is more powerful in some areas whil the P4-M is more powerful in other areas.
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    There have been 2 or 3 threads on this within the last week. Try using the search function, one of the threads was very detailed.
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    I think barefeats.com did a test on this a while back. If I remember correctly they were comparing the previous revisions of the PowerBook (1.33 17", etc.). I haven't checked, but they do update their tests from time to time when new stuff comes out. YOu might want to check there.
     
  5. dopefiend macrumors 6502

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    Most any centrino 1.6+ blows a G4 1.5 out of the water. ;)
     
  6. kelvinz thread starter macrumors member

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    could you lead me to those threads? I'm having trouble finding them. Thanks!
     
  7. Soc7777777 macrumors regular

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    this is sadly true... apple laptops are great because of os x and design... not because they are faster than intel counterparts... intel actually surprised me with their pentium m series because they are much faster and more efficient than any mobile processor available...

    as for comparing the g4 to the pentium m.... pentium is much faster... i wish apple would get going on this... but it doesnt matter... os x is worth it...
     

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