I was considering battery performance with these two processors (Intel Core i3 2350 and AMD A6-3420M). I'm considering battery life when I'm doing general tasks, not gaming, as when I'm gaming, I'm usually plugged in. The graph in the article at http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a8-3500m-llano-apu,... suggests that Core i processors tend to use a tiny bit less power compared to competing AMD APUs in general (non-gaming) tasks...
They're comparing to a Core i5, which uses Turbo Core, and powers down cores to achieve the lower power usage displayed in the graph.
I'm looking at the i3 2350, however, which is stuck at 2.3Ghz, and thus won't benefit from powering down cores, so will probably use more power than the A6-3420M.
Does this seem like sound reasoning to anyone else? Anyone have any figures to support it?
Looking to buy asap, so quick responses are appreciated, even if they're just "Sounds right to me".