old 1.86ghz vs new 1.86ghz

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

    Southern California
    i'm about to receive an Intel 1.86 dual core laptop and i was wondering what i can expect in gains over my AMD 1.86 single core (2500xp).


    lets just say that they both contain 1 core. will this new processor be any more efficient than my old one? its been a long time since my 2500xp was made, is there anything to get excited about?

    Intel -- AMD
    2mb L2 cache -- 512 KB
    667MHz -- 333 MHz

    on a side note, even my video cards are about evenly matched.
    x1400 256mb and 9600pro.
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    Performance will be a lot better.

    The design is a lot more efficient even if it was a single core.

    The cache is larger and this will also enhance your performance. It should probably run longer (battery life) and cooler although that is subjective.