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Which processor in AMD is equivalent to Intel i3 or i5? Is always intel better t

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October 11, 2011 11:28:25 AM
October 11, 2011 12:56:25 PM

U need to be much more specific.
And no, Intel is not always better.
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October 11, 2011 12:58:16 PM

As in better for..... what?
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October 11, 2011 1:18:02 PM

Go with an i5 2500k.
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October 11, 2011 1:29:11 PM

christop said:
Go with an i5 2500k.
Which laptop will that fit in?
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October 11, 2011 1:36:42 PM

WR2 said:
Which laptop will that fit in?


Nice trolling (Y).

And if you care about AMD that much, wait for bulldozer. Although by that time Ivy Bridge might have also come out, so it's up to you. But generally, Intel is better, but not always. If you're doing simple stuff like surfing the interweb or typing word documents, then AMD will do fine. If gaming, then probably intel.
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October 11, 2011 1:49:56 PM

There are desktop CPUs in high end laptops including the Core i7-990X EE Gulftown.
But as far as I knew - none with the SandyBridge CPUs which is a bit surprising.

I keep expecting someone to start selling them "any day now".
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October 11, 2011 2:15:47 PM

Which is better depends on budget and usage. The current AMD chips can't compete with intel's i5-2500k and higher, but it is hard to beat AMD's new APUs for simple gaming (WoW and the equivalent) or low power applications.
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October 11, 2011 3:11:46 PM

Let's exclude the i5-2500k CPU since there are no known laptops that uses this desktop Intel CPU.

As for what is "better", it depends on what you want to do. However, generally speaking, Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (both desktop and mobile) offers better overall performance than any AMD CPU. A dual core mobile Core i3/i5/i7 is capable of beating any quad core AMD mobile CPU in games. That's assuming the two laptops being compared uses the same graphics core.

If you want a better answer, then you need to provide more information.
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October 11, 2011 3:16:59 PM

You can check the "Big list of Mobile Processors (CPU Benchmarks) to see CPUs ranked by performance order with benchmark scores. There are some desktop CPUs thrown in for comparison.

That's not going to be answer the is X better than Y question though, not with the info you've provided so far.
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