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November 29, 2013 3:19:53 PM

is intel i5 better than AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M
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November 29, 2013 3:23:16 PM

I would expect the A8-4555M to be closer to a Core i3, so yeah a Core i5 should be better in general. But it also depends which Core i5 we're talking about.
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November 29, 2013 3:59:38 PM

From my personal experience I've had an i5 laptop and a laptop with an A8-4500M. The i5 smoked it. The Intel cores work much harder than anything AMD puts out. I'm not biased towards Intel at all; I'm actually building an AMD based rig right now, the reason why Intel is so much better core for core is beyond my scope of knowledge but, if you look at the facts and charts Intel wins PER CORE every time.
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November 29, 2013 6:30:50 PM

Correct Matt. However when you start comparing price/performance... :p  And throwing overclocking into the mix. :D 

Anyway, went a little off topic, it definitely depends which model of i5.
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November 29, 2013 11:55:43 PM

well i have an amd a10-4600m laptop and it will smoke an i5 in gaming and still compares almost evenly to an i5 with a gt630m while getting much better battery life. trinity apu's like the amd a8-4555m are made to compete with the ULV "ultrabook" processors that intel puts out so that you can get amazing battery life out of your laptop. no amd laptop is an "ultrabook" because its an intel trademark and kind of a gimmick for saying the processor is a "ULV" (ultra low voltage) cpu. i dont per say "game" on my laptop because i have a desktop for that but my laptop does run battlefield 3 and skyrim on high settings outputting 720p to an hdtv and use a xbox 360 controller hooked to the built in bluetooth, and trust me... its better quality than a ps3/360. i also paid very little about a year ago for my hp a10 laptop, $399, threw in some cheap low voltage 8gb cl9 1600 ram $40 and a 120gb ssd i had laying around because i upgraded my desktop one to a 256gb, and i get about 7 hours of battery life when generally just looking up stats and checking the internet while i watch football on redzone all day. i have a 2500k@4.8ghz and a 7950 into a 1440p monitor for my desktop so im no stranger to performance but for simple internet, youtube, word processing and light random gaming my amd laptop is more than fine for what i do. if you are going to be video editing or doing lots of excel work though... an i5 may be a little better suited for some users though.
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December 4, 2013 4:45:24 PM

JOOK-D said:
Correct Matt. However when you start comparing price/performance... :p  And throwing overclocking into the mix. :D 

Anyway, went a little off topic, it definitely depends which model of i5.


True but overclocking a laptop is asking for trouble
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December 5, 2013 1:03:39 AM

PerplexedMatt said:
JOOK-D said:
Correct Matt. However when you start comparing price/performance... :p  And throwing overclocking into the mix. :D 

Anyway, went a little off topic, it definitely depends which model of i5.


True but overclocking a laptop is asking for trouble


Indeed.. But as I said it depends which model we were talking about, whether that was desktop or laptop. I think I went on a bit of a tangent with that last post, since the question was clearly about laptops.
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