turion or centrino?

By splinterxcell ยท 5 replies
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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