Out of curiousity, I just did a highly-unscientific benchmarking test between a 1.86Ghz Pentium M processor on a 3 year old Asus W3V laptop, and a Core 2 Duo 1.3Ghz processor on a Dell D430.

The results:

7zip 4.60 Beta, compression benchmark, using only one CPU thread for fairness:

Pentium M 1.86Ghz: 1183MIPS

Core 2 Duo 1.33Ghz: 1340MIPS

So the Core 2 Duo wins. Which just goes to show you how far CPUs have come over the years. Most impressive, is the fact that the 1.33Ghz consumes nearly one-third of the power!

The exact specs are below:

Intel Pentium M 750, 1.86 GHz, 27 Watts (Source)

Core 2 Duo ULV U7700, 1.33Ghz, 10 Watts (Source)

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

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