"Hello, I'm currently enrolled in a Masters in Landscape Architecture
program, and the program requires heavy use of CAD and other
performance-intensive utilities. I received a list of minimum and
recommended specifications for a notebook computer required to take
classes. The point of this discussion is the chip specification. The
list of specs says I need a pentium 4 chip with at least 3 GHz.
Checking the typical notebook providors (IBM, Sony, Dell, etc), none of
them are still making notebooks with Pentium 4 chips. Instead, all of
them are outfitted with Pentium M chips, the fastest of which is 1.8
I have heard (wikipedia's article on pentium chips) that Pentium M
chips, although spinning at a slower GHz, can out-perform Pentium 4
chips. If this is true, is there a reliable conversion factor between
Pentium 4 performance and Pentium M performance? More specifically, how
many GHz would be needed in a Pentium M chip to get the same
performance in CAD as a 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 chip?
Thank you for your time and hard-earned knowledge,
Number of references to Notebooks 2, number of references to "over the top" 0,
number of references to CAM 0, maybe you should remove your head from it's
current location and issue an apology.
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