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Core i3 vs. turion x2 64

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February 4, 2011 5:07:06 AM

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which is faster core i3 or turion x2 64

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February 4, 2011 5:34:00 AM

I assume you are referring to laptop CPU's? The i3 is faster.
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February 4, 2011 6:17:02 AM

You should be more specific and give the model/clock speed of each, but it's pretty much a given that an i3 will beat and dual core Turion. AMD is way behind in laptop CPUs
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February 4, 2011 7:27:37 AM

The 1st gen Turions are terrible when it comes to heat. The 2nd gen (Turion II) are a lot better with heat and performance. Though, compared to an i3 the Turions would suck.
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February 4, 2011 4:36:36 PM

^+1 amnotanoobie

i3 is better all around, though generally a little more expensive. It's basically a class above the poor old Turion. The Pentium Dual cores are closer in comparison to the Turion X2. Turions are good enough for most users, but even though they are generally clocked higher than the i3s the i3s preform better.
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February 4, 2011 4:39:23 PM

By the way, Fusion parts are starting to ship. The GPU on the fusion has twice the shader power than the chipset the Turion X2 is generally paired with (80 vs 40), and is much more power efficient. Of course it's mostly a low power solution for thin laptops/netbooks with long battery times.
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February 11, 2011 11:15:13 PM

To all those who replied, @megamanx00, amnotanoobie, bearclaw99, PsychoSaysDie, Herr_Koos. Thanks for the insights. Greatly appreciated...

Though I'm not really knowledgeable about clock speed, shader power and the sorts. still have to learn those. Thank you all!

Kudos
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February 11, 2011 11:16:24 PM

Best answer selected by Anric77.
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