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    Default Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    I narrowed down my choices to two laptop models should I go for this?

    Toshiba Satellite® L755D-S5218 15.6" widescreen Laptop (Silver) | Laptops | Computers | us.toshiba.com

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    Toshiba Satellite® L755-S5214 15.6" widescreen Laptop (Silver) | Laptops | Computers | us.toshiba.com

    Same laptop model different processor and graphics card almost same price.

    Whats better quadcore amd or second gen intel?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    A gaming comparision of laptop graphics cards

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    Well the only difference seems to be the CPU, GPU, HDD, and battery life.
    The 5214 has the worse CPU and GPU which leads to the better battery life (By an estimated 0.55 hours). And it has the larger HDD.

    The 5218 will perform better but has the more limited memory (granted, an external hard drive is very cheap these days). Also you lose 33 minutes of battery life.

    Personally between the two I say the 5218 is the better one, especially for only $7 more.

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    what if i upgrade to an i5 will the AMD still be better?

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    Debatable. The i5 (2410M is what I'm basing this on) would have a faster clock speed. It still would have only two cores.

    The AMD would still win on graphics.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/714...%28BGA%29.html
    A gaming comparision of laptop graphics cards

    "Crucible" | Toshiba Satellite L300 | T3400 2.17GHz | 4GB DDR2 RAM | Win 7 Pro x64
    Intel GMA 4500M + nVidia GTX 550 eGPU w/Optimus | 1706 x 1066 (1280 x 800 native) glossy LCD
    500GB 7200RPM w/4GB SDD Hybrid HDD | DVD RW | Multitouch | 300Mbps Wireless N | USB 2.0

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    Alrighty then thanks a billion ! =]

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    i3 would be faster. i5 wouldn't even be on the same wavelength. You're almost twice as efficient on a per clock basis that the two extra cores won't even make up the gap in heavily multi-threaded apps.

    The fastest AMD Llano DESKTOP CPU is only as fast as the lower end first gen MOBILE i7s.

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    hmm ok so i3 or amd? The dude above mention the amd is better bargain...Your saying the i3 is?

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    No, he said AMD has the better on-board GPU chip.

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    Default Re: Toshiba AMD Quad or i3? Which is better?

    i3 would be faster. i5 wouldn't even be on the same wavelength. You're almost twice as efficient on a per clock basis that the two extra cores won't even make up the gap in heavily multi-threaded apps.
    You're almost twice as efficient on a per clock basis
    Benchmarks please. (Preferably done by someone other than Intel.)
    A gaming comparision of laptop graphics cards

    "Crucible" | Toshiba Satellite L300 | T3400 2.17GHz | 4GB DDR2 RAM | Win 7 Pro x64
    Intel GMA 4500M + nVidia GTX 550 eGPU w/Optimus | 1706 x 1066 (1280 x 800 native) glossy LCD
    500GB 7200RPM w/4GB SDD Hybrid HDD | DVD RW | Multitouch | 300Mbps Wireless N | USB 2.0

 

 
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