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How do these processors compare to the Intel Core i5?

I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I'm not into gaming, but my old laptop had an Intel Core i5 processor and its speed was great. I often stream movies and TV, and I want to buy something inexpensive, so how would the AMD A8-Series, AMD A6-Series, and Intel Pentium compare?
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    It depends on which one of the series. Intel's CPU have always beaten AMD in single core performance, and multicore performance on a chip with equal cores.

    "Inexpensive" is a dirty word when building or buying a new PC or Laptop. But AMD is often times less expensive than Intel.


    The newest mobile variant of the AMD Socket is FM2 and FM2+ and hosts a great deal of A6, A8, and A10 CPUs. The highest of the three types being the AMD A6-7400K, AMD A8-7650k, and the AMD A10-7870K, respectively. All dual core CPUs.

    This does not mean that you can't find something older and less expensive, these are just the current highest standard for the mobile platform.

    Intel's versions are the Intel Core i3-2370M (Dual core), Intel Core i5-3210M (Dual core), and the Intel Core i7-3940XM (Quad Core).

    As far as I'm aware, there are no laptops with the Penitum G series CPU. Only Celeron.


    Then you can get into the desktop versions. Which are usually much more powerful and have a lot more cores. (And are surprisingly less expensive.)

    The FX-8000 series has several CPU's in it's line up. All of which are eight single cores. The highest 8000 series CPU is the 8370.

    The FX-6000 series are six cores. The highest 6000 series CPU right now is the 6350.

    The first two numbers indicate the chip series, the second number indicates the performance in that series, with higher being better.

    The highest i5 series chip right now is the quad core 4690k.

    Compared to the 8350, you can see that the i5 comes out about 50% more powerful in most tasks.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-vs-AMD-FX-8350/2432vs1489

    Even compared to the FX-9590, AMD's current top CPU, the i5-4690k comes out on top by a margin of about 30%.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-vs-AMD-FX-9590/2432vs1812

    As for prices, the FX-8350 is a scant $166 compared to the $235 for the 4690k.

    That's about how they stack up. I hope this has helped in your decision. I feel like I got carried away.....
  2. MakoRuu said:
    It depends on which one of the series. Intel's CPU have always beaten AMD in single core performance, and multicore performance on a chip with equal cores.

    "Inexpensive" is a dirty word when building or buying a new PC or Laptop. But AMD is often times less expensive than Intel.


    The newest mobile variant of the AMD Socket is FM2 and FM2+ and hosts a great deal of A6, A8, and A10 CPUs. The highest of the three types being the AMD A6-7400K, AMD A8-7650k, and the AMD A10-7870K, respectively. All dual core CPUs.

    This does not mean that you can't find something older and less expensive, these are just the current highest standard for the mobile platform.

    Intel's versions are the Intel Core i3-2370M (Dual core), Intel Core i5-3210M (Dual core), and the Intel Core i7-3940XM (Quad Core).

    As far as I'm aware, there are no laptops with the Penitum G series CPU. Only Celeron.


    Then you can get into the desktop versions. Which are usually much more powerful and have a lot more cores. (And are surprisingly less expensive.)

    The FX-8000 series has several CPU's in it's line up. All of which are eight single cores. The highest 8000 series CPU is the 8370.

    The FX-6000 series are six cores. The highest 6000 series CPU right now is the 6350.

    The first two numbers indicate the chip series, the second number indicates the performance in that series, with higher being better.

    The highest i5 series chip right now is the quad core 4690k.

    Compared to the 8350, you can see that the i5 comes out about 50% more powerful in most tasks.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-vs-AMD-FX-8350/2432vs1489

    Even compared to the FX-9590, AMD's current top CPU, the i5-4690k comes out on top by a margin of about 30%.

    http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-vs-AMD-FX-9590/2432vs1812

    As for prices, the FX-8350 is a scant $166 compared to the $235 for the 4690k.

    That's about how they stack up. I hope this has helped in your decision. I feel like I got carried away.....


    That was really helpful, thank you!
  3. You're welcome.
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