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Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q9400 vs AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350

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December 7, 2013 10:53:23 AM

So a buddy of mine is looking at this desktop PC, but we're not sure if it's really any better than his laptop. The individual didn't have the GPU information on hand immediately, but we know the CPU is a liquid cooled intel core2 etc, you read the title. Anyway, his laptop has the latter of the two listed in the title. How do the two compare? Do they compare?
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December 7, 2013 10:58:58 AM

The Core 2 quad will perform better but it will also use more power than the E350 which means worser battery life.
The E-350 will perform worse but will have better battery life.

Choose one out of the two dependent on what he does.
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December 7, 2013 11:06:06 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
The Core 2 quad will perform better but it will also use more power than the E350 which means worser battery life.
The E-350 will perform worse but will have better battery life.

Choose one out of the two dependent on what he does.


Well, the Q4000 is actually in a desktop, so battery consumption is entirely irrelevant. We're looking purely at power. He plays and streams video games, just for a power level reference.
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December 7, 2013 11:08:38 AM

Well the situation is the same, the Core 2 Quad will use more power overall then the E-350 and it will perform better.

And what do you mean by 'streams video games'?
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December 7, 2013 11:11:04 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
Well the situation is the same, the Core 2 Quad will use more power overall then the E-350 and it will perform better.

And what do you mean by 'streams video games'?


Meaning he uses a capture card to play them with commentary for an audience. Having said that, his current laptop can handle that, so if you say that the core 2 is more powerful, it will be able to.

Thank you for your advice!
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December 7, 2013 11:15:12 AM

No problem but if he is looking to upgrade to a better machine, tell him to look for either an intel i3 , an AMD A8.
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December 7, 2013 11:15:25 AM

The desk top quad will make his laptop look like a pocket calculator.
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December 7, 2013 11:16:38 AM

core 2 quad Q9400 is superior, is way out of E-350 league. e-350 it's just a very low end dual-core for laptops. cheapest you can buy. I think he has a dedicated gpu for that core 2 quad.
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December 7, 2013 11:17:29 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
No problem but if he is looking to upgrade to a better machine, tell him to look for either an intel i3 , an AMD A8.


Well, the situation is more complicated than I let on. He has the option of trading a specific item for a specific desktop, or upgrading the ram he already has in his laptop. Basically we're to assume that these two are the only option.
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December 7, 2013 11:18:17 AM

The quad has roughly the same processing power as an i3 3___ series so with a decent gpu will play almost anything on the market well and everything on the market reasonably.
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December 7, 2013 11:19:52 AM

Oh, then just tell him to keep the current one and upgrade the RAM then.
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December 7, 2013 11:20:33 AM

If the laptop has 2 gig of ram in it, thats about it. A dual core amd chip is very weak, only for general pc tasks.
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December 7, 2013 11:22:11 AM

If he gets the desktop he wont want his laptop except for travelling.
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December 7, 2013 11:34:20 AM

More ram wouldnt make things better if its paired with a weak processor
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December 7, 2013 4:46:09 PM

The AMD E-350 is a CPU meant for netbooks / real inexpensive laptop. Performance compared to a Q9400 CPU from 2008 the E-350 would be abysmal.



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