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What is the difference between AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core and Intel core i3-3110m?

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November 27, 2012 1:47:16 PM

Please email me at elianejkohn@aol.com.

Thank you!
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November 27, 2012 2:03:26 PM

elianejkohn said:
Please email me at elianejkohn@aol.com.

Thank you!

Don't give out any Personal contact information in a thread. Its in the rules bud.

And I'd go with the I3 if it were me. But what are you using the laptop for?
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November 27, 2012 2:08:02 PM

The A8 wins somewhat in highly threaded performance, but loses in lightly threaded performance to a somewhat greater degree. For a gaming system, the A8's integrated graphics is superior, assuming that the Intel system is also relying on integrated graphics since Intel's integrated graphics is generally inferior in gaming performance.

The A8 also probably wins in idle power consumption while probably losing in full load power consumption.
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November 27, 2012 2:10:50 PM

I apologize...I did not read all of the rules when I sent in my question. This is for personal home use. I like the laptop that has the A8 quad core but didn't know if I should spend the extra money for the i3. I do like a fast processor...if that makes a difference?
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November 27, 2012 2:11:11 PM

blazorthon said:
The A8 wins somewhat in highly threaded performance, but loses in lightly threaded performance to a somewhat greater degree. For a gaming system, the A8's integrated graphics is superior, assuming that the Intel system is also relying on integrated graphics since Intel's integrated graphics is generally inferior in gaming performance.

The A8 also probably wins in idle power consumption while probably losing in full load power consumption.

Which basically makes them even chips. AMD wins where Intel doesn't while Intel wins where AMD doesn't. wouldn't you agree
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November 27, 2012 2:15:21 PM

Rockdpm said:
Which basically makes them even chips. AMD wins where Intel doesn't while Intel wins where AMD doesn't. wouldn't you agree


Competitive, yes. Equal? Not so much. There's too much variation between their losses and wins and the often significant margins of them. For example, the FX-8350 and a similarly priced i5 are competitive because they trade blows, but they're not equal. I'd say that they have equal positions as relative to the other overall, but different situations can call for one over the other.

However, I suppose I might be over-complicating it at at point :lol: 
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November 27, 2012 2:17:35 PM

I appreciate the information. However, I am still not sure which one would be better for me because I don't know the differences well enough to know what will fit my needs. This would be a home/personal use PC and I would use it mainly for internet, downloading pictures, instant streaming of videos, and light work using word and excel. I would like a quick processor especially for internet use and videos. Thank you for your guidance.
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November 27, 2012 2:21:22 PM

Both would do that job just fine. Go with what's cheapest and/or has otherwise superior specs (maybe you'll like a higher capacity hard drive or more RAM if there are differences in those between the two systems that you're considering).
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November 27, 2012 2:26:26 PM

Get the A8. It will be perfect for simple home use...
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November 27, 2012 2:27:07 PM

Thank you both so much... I appreciate it!
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November 27, 2012 2:28:00 PM

Glad to help.
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November 27, 2012 2:32:05 PM

Its what we do here...Help damsels in distress....Its a "No pay, give it your all knowledge Job" and its just FUN
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November 27, 2012 2:36:51 PM

That's awesome! Thanks!
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