AMD Quad-Core A6 or Intel Core i3


Aug 8, 2015
Hello so im looking to buy a laptop, between:
Toshiba Satellite
Intel® Core™ i3-4005U
1.7 GHz
1TB SATA (5400rpm)
8GB DDR3L (1600Mhz)
15.6" HD Widescreen
Intel® HD4400 Graphics


Acer Aspire
15.6" WXGA Acer Cinecrystal™ LED LCD
AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-7310
8 GB DDR3 Low Voltage Memory
1000 GB HDD
2GB AMD Radeon R5 M335
Windows 8.1 64-bit

Mostly for gaming and university reports :)

Thank you


Jan 21, 2016
Not to reopen old wounds, but the i3 you describe will provide far better performance in terms of raw CPU power.

However, that AMD Acer you posted has a dedicated GPU. In games that are GPU-intensive, the Acer would be far better.
It seems like you want to do gaming, so that would be the one to go for.
However, for CPU-intensive games such as CS:GO, the i3 would be, by far, the better option.

The i3 would also give a far better battery life. That Acer probably has very poor battery life due to the dedicated GPU+inefficient CPU.

As a matter of fact the i3 should be better than even a top-model A10, such as the A10-5750m , at least in single-core performance. In multi-threaded applications the A10 would be superior.

Regarding the AMD A10-5750 vs. i5-5200 the i5 is most definitely superior in all aspects of CPU performance. Even GPU performance should be similar given that the HD 5500 gets 2 sticks o' RAM.