Closed AMD Phenom II N930 vs Intel i5 480M Tags: CPUs AMD Intel i5 Phenom Last response: June 1, 2012 1:10 PM in CPUs Share marav February 25, 2011 7:47:32 PM Hello, I can't decide which computer to buy: Dell Inspiron with AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N930 http://www1.euro.dell.com/es/es/domestica/Portátiles/inspiron-m5010/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-m5010&s=dhs&cs=esdhs1&ref=lthp or Dell XPS 15 with intel i5 480M http://www1.euro.dell.com/es/es/domestica/Portátiles/xps-15/pd.aspx?refid=xps-15&s=dhs&cs=esdhs1&ref=lthp I use the computer for day a day tasks: internet browsing, music, video streming, downloading... And usually 2-3 tasks at the same time. I'm specially concerned with laptops with heating problems. What would you suggest? Thanks a lot! Regards from Spain, María More about : amd phenom n930 intel 480m BaronMatrix February 25, 2011 8:17:44 PM If they're close in price tossing a coin will work as you won't really see any difference in perf. I'm partial to AMD as a company but either one will work well. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b À AMD February 25, 2011 8:25:26 PM Hola! marav Your links to the laptops did not work. XPS 15 - Inspiron M501R It will probably be the other features besides the CPU that makes one laptop more interesting than the other. Related resources AMD Phenom II N930 vs Intel i5 480m? - Forum AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N930 vs Intel core i5 Intel Core i5-460M - Forum Which Dell? AMD Phenom II N930 or Intel i5 450M - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 N930 vs. Intel Core i5-430m - Forum Amd phenomtm ii quad-core mobile processor n930 vs intel i5 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b À AMD February 25, 2011 8:43:30 PM Both have 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard disk and a discrete video card. XPS has Geforce GT 420M. Inspiron M501R has Mobility Radeon HD 550v. CPUs: XPS has Core i5-480M 2.66hz. Inspiron M501R has Phenom II Quad-Core N930 2.0Ghz. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php Intel Core i5 M 480 @ 2.67GHz = 2711 AMD Phenom II N930 Quad-Core = 2524 Core i5-480M is just slightly more powerful than the Phenom II N930 Dell XPS has JBL laptop speaker set. I could not find any review on the specific models you're looking at. But here are some reviews on others in the same XPS 15/Inspiron M501R families Dell XPS 15 reviews Dell Inspiron M501R bearclaw99 a b à CPUs February 26, 2011 6:09:46 AM i5 480m hands down. It will win by a bit when all threads are used, and have a significant advantage when 1-2 cores are used due to Turbo Boost The AMD N930 will never exceed 2 ghz on any amount of cores period. I did the research myself when buying a laptop with a i5 460m and I compared the two closely Btw, Passmark isn't the most reliable chart in the world. My i5 460m which is a bit slower than the 480m gets 2800+ on Passmark Pc Guru_07 February 26, 2011 6:24:34 AM i5 480m all the way. marav February 26, 2011 9:54:32 AM Thank you all for your detailed answers. I'm actually a bit confused because I think I like more the Inspiron, but the XPS seems to be a better option. So, I'll have to make up my mind! Regards someguynamedmatt a b à CPUs February 26, 2011 2:20:27 PM I personally prefer the Phenom II. Just my opinion, though. With it, you get a straight quad core; you don't get an Intel dual core hyperthreaded up to a quad. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which Dell? AMD Phenom II N850 or Intel i5 480M Forum Intel i3-330m vs. phenom ii x4 n930 Forum SolvedIntegrated graphics/video on AMD Phenom II vs. Intel i5 Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X6 1055T vs. Intel i5 750 Quad Forum SolvedIntel core i5 vs amd phenom ii 965 Forum Amd phenom ii quad-core n930 Forum AMD phenom II x4 965 BE 3.4GHZ vs Intel i5 3350p? Forum Intel i5 3570K vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Forum Amd phenom ii x4 945 vs intel i5 Forum AMD Phenom II X4 970 BE vs Intel Core i5 760 Forum AMD Phenom II X6 1090T VS INTEL I5 750 Forum Intel Core i5 vs AMD Phenom II x6? Forum Intel i5 750 vs AMD Phenom II 955 Forum Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz vs AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edit Forum Intel core i5 750 vs. Amd Phenom II X4 965 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !