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Let’s now examine the results of our productivity benchmarks:
The ABBYY FineReader benchmark measures OCR performance. The program examines images of a scanned book and turns them into a Word document.
The A8-3500M performs slightly behind a 1.5 GHz Phenom II X4 here, suggesting the loss of L3 cache has a negative impact on performance. In any case, Intel is the clear winner.
In all of these compression scenarios, the Intel Core i5-2520M walks away with the win compared to AMD’s A8-3500M, a CPU that seems to perform at 1.5 GHz, despite the potential of Turbo Core.