turion or centrino?

By splinterxcell
Feb 13, 2006
  1. hey .. can someone help me out? which is better for gaming.. turion technology or centrino?
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    I would say Turion since it is just a moble AMD64 and a Centrino is effectively a moble P4. AMD does usually our perform on the gaming front. The only I would be a little bit worried about is that the last I heard there was some heat issues witht the Turion. Course I haven't been playing all that much attention so they could have this fixed and there isn't any issues anymore.
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well first of all, Centrino is not a CPU. It's a pack consisting of a Pentium-M CPU, a chipset (from Intel of course) & the WiFi module.

    As far as the Pentium-M goes, it's almost as effective as the Turion when it comes to gaming & it uses a little less power. The real difference will be in the VGA card more then anything.
  4. splinterxcell

    splinterxcell TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks guys. that helps.. so then could u tell me if this cpu with these specs. would be any good for gaming with games like call of duty, army and counterstrike?

    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Class: Pentium M Processor
    Processor Number: 750
    Processor Speed: 1.86 GHz
    Bus Speed: 533 MHz
    Mobile Technology: Centrino
    L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
    Memory Speed: PC-2700 (333MHz)
    Memory Technology: DDR-SDRAM
    Installed Memory: 1 GB
    Maximum Memory: 2 GB
    Hard Drive Capacity: 100 GB
    Drive Controllers: IDE (Ultra ATA/DMA)
    Rotational Speed: 4200 RPM
    DVD Read Speed: Not specified by manufacturer
    DVD Write Speed: Not specified by manufacturer
    Additional Drives: DL DVD+/-RW
    Sound Support: Digital Audio (16-bit)
    Video Chipset Brand: Intel
    Video Chipset: Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
    Shared Video RAM (Max): 128 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 768
    Display Size: 14.0 in
    Display Type: Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
    Port Connectors: 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
    1 Audio - Headphone-out
    1 Audio - Microphone-in
    1 Video - VGA (15-pin)
    1 Video - TV Out (S-Video)
    1 RJ-11 (modem)
    1 RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN)
    1 Expansion Port 2
    1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)

    Card Slots: Memory Stick
    Memory Stick Pro
    SmartMedia Card
    Secure Digital(SD)/MMC
    xD-Picture Card
    (1) Type II / Type I CardBus
    Network Support: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
    Wireless Protocol: 802.11b
    Modem Speed: 56 Kbps
    Input Devices: Keyboard
    Battery Life (average): up to 3 Hours
  5. Cartz

    Cartz TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Warning! Warning! Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

    An Intel Video Chipset? ugh
    128Mb VRAM? puke:

    Gotta get a GoForce or a Mobility Radeon if you want gaming, but be prepared to sacrifice battery life like mad.
  6. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Um, Jumbo249, for your information

    Celerino = Running in 32-bit X86 Operation System

    Turion64 = Running in 64-bit X64 in X86 OS.

    I will just go for mobile that have long battery life, not game because i want use it for education use only.
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