AMD Phenom II N930 vs Intel i5 480m? Tags: CPUs Processors Intel i5 AMD Last response: April 8, 2011 12:27 PM in CPUs Share ankeet April 8, 2011 3:49:17 AM Hello, I'm deciding to purchase a laptop and I'm torn between the following. Dell Inspirion 15R and the M501R They have the same configuration, the key specs being as follows: 4GB (2 X 2 GB) 2 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 550v - 1GB The only difference is between the processors: 15R: Intel® Core™ i5-480M Processor (2.66GHz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.93Ghz, 3M cache) M501R: AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930 (2.0GHz, 2M, 3.6GT/s) I'm on a tight budget so I'm leaning towards the M501R with the AMD processor. Can you guys tell me how much of a difference there is between the two processors? I primarily use the laptop for the following softwares: VMWare workstation MatLab Photoshop Sony Vegas Also some on and off gaming.. Nothing to intensive... NBA 2k11 if anything.. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks! More about : amd phenom n930 intel 480m rolli59 a c 791 à CPUs a c 302 À AMD April 8, 2011 7:52:28 AM They I5 is higher overall on the benchmark list http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmar... das_stig a c 93 à CPUs April 8, 2011 10:36:16 AM I5 will be a better processor for VM and Photoshop. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Wisecracker a c 96 à CPUs a b À AMD April 8, 2011 12:27:47 PM I think we have have similar discussions to this .... AMD in multi-threading (more real cores) and Intel in single-thread (turbo). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD Phenom II N930 vs Intel i5 480M Forum Which one is better AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N930 vs Intel core i5 Intel Core i5 - 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 Amd phenom ii quad-core n930 Forum i3 370 vs N930 Forum Intel i3-330m vs . phenom ii x4 n930 Forum Which Dell? AMD Phenom II N850 or Intel i5 480M Forum AMD N930 Forum How much of a performance boost ? Forum [Solved] AMD 1100 over 965? Forum [Solved] intel E8400cpu Forum Phenom 550 Forum Intel fan heatsink noise level Forum Amd cpu warranty Forum [Solved] Intel reveals new Xeon CPUs for embedded devices Forum Core unlocking capability - Phenom II X2 or Athlon II X3? Forum [Solved] ASUS M4A77T and PHENOM ii x2 565 black edition compatability Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !