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AMD A10-4600M vs Intel i3 or i5

by bradleyheathhays / February 4, 2014 4:44 PM PST

Been researching for my next new laptop (I'm hooked on ThinkPads) and although I've been trying to stay away from AMD processors I've found a deal I might just go for. It's the ThinkPad Edge E535 with the A10-4600M processor. Honestly it's the 750GB HDD and relatively low price that's got my attention.

So how does this A10 processor stack up against say an Intel i3 or i5 in the same laptop? I'm guessing somewhat comparable to the i3 but not the i5? This laptop will be used for music storage and just generally farting around, no gaming.

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Check some reviews
by Jimmy Greystone / February 4, 2014 10:18 PM PST

Check some reviews. Tom's Hardware keeps a running comparison chart of CPUs and would be a good first place to look.

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There are reviews about that however.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 11:26 PM PST

When folk want to play games we have to take a look for the AMD A10 to deliver in that price category. I doubt anyone can get the FPS scores for the same bucks. It may not score well in CPU scores but for gaming, that's not what is needed today.

Also you are cross posting.

As such I'll not supply more information as that would be duplication.

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I wonder if it's possible with only....
by Oldartq / February 5, 2014 12:26 AM PST

the criteria you specific to make a fair comparison. Any price or model in mind? I see the x201 even use an i7.

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Useful link in case you decide to go the A10 Series route
by Warsam71 / February 6, 2014 9:29 AM PST

Hi Bradley (everyone),

I agree, there are lots of site that provide lots of information and comparison between AMD and Intel processors. Tom's Hardware is one of my favorites, as well as Anandtech and The Tech Report forums.

That said, if you choose to go the A10-Series APU route or looking for more information, then make sure to check out this link:

You'll find lots of useful information, including specs, features, and where to buy.

Hope it helps.

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