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 900 à CPUs a c 360 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... m 0 l das_stig a c 106 à CPUs April 8, 2011 10:36:16 AM I5 will be a better processor for VM and Photoshop. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Wisecracker a c 117 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). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 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 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 x4 965 BE 3.4GHZ vs Intel i5 3350p? Forum Amd phenom ii quad-core n930 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 AMD Phenom II X4 945 vs Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 750 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !