AMD Athlon II X4 635 2 9GHz Quad Core Processor verses intel corei3

i have recently bought AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz Quad Core Processor and i want 2 know whether it is better than core i3 or not in terms of performance.
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  1. The X4 gives similar performance to i3 dual core cpus at same clock speeds....

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Gaming-Left-4-Dead,2432.html

    naturally, the quad core might have the advantage in multitasking (*more than 2 cpu intensive apps) or in some multithreaded apps....
  2. Depends entirely on what you are doing. Both are superior at different tasks.
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