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AMD Quad Core A6 Vs. 4th Generation Intel Core i3?

Q: AMD Quad Core A6 Vs. 4th Generation Intel Core i3?

Hi I am brand new to this site and need some advice I have never bought a dell I have an HP right now laptop computer but am about to My husband has a dell credit account so that is where I have to buy from I m looking at Dell laptops Both are Inspiron but one has AMD Quad Core A - M Processor and the other has th Generation Intel Core i Processor Please help I i3? Intel 4th Quad Vs. Core AMD A6 Generation Core don t do AMD Quad Core A6 Vs. 4th Generation Intel Core i3? any gaming if that helps just social apps surfing watch netflix check email and pay bills Here are the specs AMD Quad core- AMD A - Quad-Core APU with Radeon R Graphics GB rpm SATA Hard Drive Radeon R Graphics inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution x Dell Wireless-N Bluetooth WHr -Cell Battery removable Intel Core i th Generation Intel Core i - U M Cache GH GB rpm SATA Hard Drive Intel HD Graphics Dell Wireless-N Bluetooth WHr -Cell Battery Please give me any advice because he has to order this tonight Thank you so much nbsp

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This also applies to Core 2 Duo from Intel.

I can't spot it (except for the price), so someone help me out here.

A:Intel Quad core/Quad core extreme difference? (Q6600/QX6700)

im not to sure but i think it has somthing to do with the multiplyer
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A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.
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A:What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

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Yes, AMD are about to realease Quad in the near future but... to be honest AMD are not soo great at the moment so I would stick to Intel at this current time (please don't send me AMD hate mail now)

Quad is the way to go, but is not widespread at the moment but the extra two cores can still be used by the OS splitting up apps across cores and is a great way to futrue proof. I would alos suggest using Vista Home Premium or Ultimate 64 with an Intel Core2Quad CPU.
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A:Core 2 Quad or Intel i5

The quad core scores maybe 16% better in the Passmark benchmarks, but---

The i5 can be boosted from 3.2 to 3.46 (single core Turbo). That 3.46 is a 30% advantage over the 2.66 of the quad core.

I regularly see comments from quad core owners saying they wish they had stayed with a higher clocked dual core.

I'd go with the dual core unless you can find convincing evidence that your particular applications can in fact benefit significantly from 4 cores. You would then have to decide how often you use the applications that might benefit.

Here is a long thread on dual core versus quad core:
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A:Intel Quad-Core Q6600

I recently upgraded to Q6600/2Gb/2900PRO you can see what I've chosen here:

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A:Intel Core 2 Quad temps.

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A:Overclocking of an intel q9550 quad core

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A:Intel Core i5-2410M dual or quad

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Both Windows XP Pro and Home will support both dual core and quad cores processors as long as they are on the same processors. There are no additional licensing fees per core. But when you have a system using two processors, only Windows XP Pro supports this function.Click to expand...

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Everything is running OK, you drop in the new CPU, then you start getting problems.
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A:Intel e6300 core 2 duo conroe VS AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4200+ AM2 D/CORE

Out of those 3, the E6300 is the best. Conroe's new architecture is so efficient, that easily outperforms Netburst based CPU´s (P4, PD, Celeron D), and even manages to outperform AMD CPU's.

You can see by yourself HERE. All Conroe CPU's perform excellent. And you can overclock them very easily, and that way, your 1.8GHZ Conroe overclocked to 2000-2400 MHZ will completely trash the other CPU's.
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A:AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-75 VS Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

both Intel and AMD have processor specifiction sheets on their websites, give them a try
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Does anyone know? Is there also a website I can reference that can compare them?

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check this chart out: PassMark CPU Lookup

since i personally prefer amd, id go with amd.
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Hi I was wondering if this Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor would fit into my emachines t3512. Recently I upgraded it's intel celeron D processor to a intel pentium 4 processor. So I was looking at what would fit with that LGA socket and Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 seems to fit that socket. Here is a link of the processor. My desktop board is D101GGC

A:Will "Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor" fit in my Emachines t3512?

No, it won't work. That board only supports Celeron D, Pentium D, and Pentium 4 boards according to the intel spec page:

I think you should really consider upgrading to a new motherboard or get a whole new system altogether because the upgrade path for your current board is a dead end.