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    Thumbs up APU Quad Core A8 Versus Intel 3rd Gen i5

    Can anyone tell me the difference between these two makes. Are they equal or intel beats the APU Quad core A8.

    I am going to buy a laptop, i am bit confused on the processor.

    HP one.

    http://www.flipkart.com/hp-pavilion-...1-37029d348d6e

    Samsung One

    http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-np30...d-fc8b6eee1299

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    The "APU Quad Core A8" should read more like "AMD Quad Core A8".

    I'd go for the Intel personally. AMD performance is just lacking as of late.
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    I believe you will get better cpu performance out of the i5 system and better gpu performance out of the amd system.


    What do you plan on doing with the system? If you're just browsing the web and such, either of them would work perfectly fine. Gaming the amd should come out on top, and for other things the Intel will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    I believe you will get better cpu performance out of the i5 system and better gpu performance out of the amd system.


    What do you plan on doing with the system? If you're just browsing the web and such, either of them would work perfectly fine. Gaming the amd should come out on top, and for other things the Intel will.
    I am going to do some programming in Java, MySQL and Android and also play some games.

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    Then, you must get good system of better cpu performance

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    I havent ever used the A8 or i5, so i cant really comment, but im using an A6, and its brilliant, so im guessing the a8 being newer, would just be even better, so im going to say go with the A8, but its self choice i think really...

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    Intel may have better performance per core but the i5-3120m has two physical cores and 2 HT pseudo cores, the AMD A8 APU in the other hand has 4 physical cores, adding to that it will give better graphics performance.

    IMO, i'd go with AMD in this round

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    I went for HP one... AMD... thanks guys.

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    Help me as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Biju View Post
    I went for HP one... AMD... thanks guys.
    Im also deciding ehich laptop to buy..the ones having AMD Quad Core A8 or Ci3 3rd gen..plz help

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    In that case, go with the AMD over the i3

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    Thanks..btw,after a recent survey,i found that 3rd generation core i5 laptop is simirlarly priced as a AMD quad core A10..difference is that the AMD has 6 gb RAM and 1.5Gb Graphics card(out of which 1 gb is dedicated to gaming) and the i5 has 4gb RAM and 1GB graphics card.Which should I go for?Everyone is saying 3rd gen i5 beats AMd A10 quad core,but the extra RAM and Graphics is making me more inclined towards the AMD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akash_01 View Post
    Thanks..btw,after a recent survey,i found that 3rd generation core i5 laptop is simirlarly priced as a AMD quad core A10..difference is that the AMD has 6 gb RAM and 1.5Gb Graphics card(out of which 1 gb is dedicated to gaming) and the i5 has 4gb RAM and 1GB graphics card.Which should I go for?Everyone is saying 3rd gen i5 beats AMd A10 quad core,but the extra RAM and Graphics is making me more inclined towards the AMD
    if you need the graphics then get the laptop with the graphics, if not, go intel
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    It all depends on what you want to do with it. Will you be gaming on it?
    If yes, what video card comes with each. If the intel laptop has the HD3000, then I suggest go with the AMD. If the laptop comes with HD 4000 then it depends on what the AMD comes with.

    Don;t worry about the ram. That you can add later for cheap. The CPU and GPU you can not change, unless you buy a new laptop.

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    but if its good for gaming,shouldn't it b good for other purposes also?i mean,gaming requires the highest performance,right??I'm a layman,so plz help me out

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    Generally you wont go wrong with either. They are both going to run well.
    Just do research on each CPU and GPU to see what will work well for you and your needs.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
    and search youtube as well.

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