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I3 2310M vs Phenom II N970

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August 10, 2011 4:47:46 PM

I'm looking to buy a new laptop and I'm not sure which to go with. The only issue I'm not sure on is cpu. I've looked at benchmark scores and tried to find other post comparing these cpu's and can't seem to come up with an answer. Which is better, i3 2310M or Phenom II N970?

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August 10, 2011 9:53:07 PM

Its really a toss up
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August 10, 2011 10:22:59 PM

I would say alot depends on your apps, the 2310 is more powerful per core but the N970 has more cores thant the intel. So if you run mainly single threaded apps the I3 would do better whereas the n970 woud do better with apps that could utilize all 4 of its cores.
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August 11, 2011 7:11:20 AM

I would go for AMD Fusion, atleast an A8 3500m (native quad CPU with DX 11 GPU). Its better then the i 3.
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August 12, 2011 2:29:36 AM

crisan_tiberiu said:
I would go for AMD Fusion, atleast an A8 3500m (native quad CPU with DX 11 GPU). Its better then the i 3.


The CPU core of the AMD A4/A6/A8 APU is based off of the Athlon II CPU. Therefore, clock for clock it is slower than a Phenom II CPU which is slower than an Intel Core CPU.

The graphics core in the AMD A4/A6/A8 APU has better performance than the Intel HD 3000 graphics core. But the poster didn't say anything about playing games.
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September 18, 2011 10:43:12 PM

I know it's a little late but whether or not the OP wants to play games or not, it is better to trade a little CPU power (which will not be noticed under most activities) for better graphics. Applications are evolving quickly to use graphics power - for instance most video playback is done on the GPU rather than the CPU, browsers are starting to support gpu rendering, flash supports gpu, etc.

Honestly the speed of your CPU is a little redundant for anything but the very cheapest 2-cores for the vast majority of users.
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