AMD or Intel ? Need to choose between A10 8700 & i7 4720HQ Laptops.

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- http://www.amazon.in/Asus-R510JX-DM230T-15-6-inch-Windows-Graphics/dp/B0179AKGL6
- http://www.amazon.in/HP-15-ab125AX-15-6-inch-A10-8700P-Graphics/dp/B014W98REA


HP - AMD Laptop got A10 8700P & R7 360M 2GB DDR3 dedicated graphics
Asus - Intel Laptop got i7 4720 HQ & GTX 950M 2GB DDR3
both have 8GB of ram and win10 pre-loaded

need a laptop for designing works ( Autodesk, Adobe , Solidworks , Ansys etc & GTA is the only game i play - fan if a free roam :D )

i know that i7 is superior than AMD A10, what i need to know is "by how much" since Dx12 and Vulkan API is supposed to be some kind game changers in graphics field & Dx12 is out and Vulkan is about to be ( Win10 is pre loaded for both ) . AMD is cheaper and looks future proof, so if there is only a 30% performance gain, I'm taking the AMD laptop.
i would also like to know if TDP of AMD processor can be configured manually, i think HP set it at a 15W .

 

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In the review below, the 5600u is 40 percent more powerful in Cinebench than the A10 8700. The i7 4720q has even stronger single core performance, so I would guess the advantage of the i7 is more like 50 percent over the A10. The 950M has about double the score in PassMark over the 360M. So based on the fact that you are going to be using this for Autodesk, Adobe, etc. and playing GTA V, I think the choice is obvious.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Carrizo-in-Review-How-does-AMD-s-A10-8700P-Perform.147654.0.html
 

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In the review below, the 5600u is 40 percent more powerful in Cinebench than the A10 8700. The i7 4720q has even stronger single core performance, so I would guess the advantage of the i7 is more like 50 percent over the A10. The 950M has about double the score in PassMark over the 360M. So based on the fact that you are going to be using this for Autodesk, Adobe, etc. and playing GTA V, I think the choice is obvious.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Carrizo-in-Review-How-does-AMD-s-A10-8700P-Perform.147654.0.html
 
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