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dudka

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I'm looking for surfing and installing Steam for a few crappy games. I need the 4GB for Pillars of Eternity (at least at launch).

AMD A8-6410 Processor
4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
13.3-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon R5 graphics
Windows 8.1

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Intel i3-4020Y 1.5 GHz
4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
128 GB Solid-State Drive
13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics 4400

Thank you T-Hardware!
 

quandao93

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the intel. bc of the ssd and intell processors are more efficient as well as less heat. Also the ssd doesnt heat up so less heat there as well.
 

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more cores are not always better, intel processor is faster percore as well as it has hyperthreading so its a virtual 4 cores.
 

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It would all come down to price. If they are the same, that's a really hard decision. The Intel has less cores and less speed, but much much better architecture, quality, and reliability. Looking at the requirements for Pillars of Eternity though, I don't think either processor is strong enough.
 

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that is where youre wrong. the intell processor is faster per core. ghz means nothing in this case. amd option will have more heat because of the hdd.
 

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I updated my reply because i noticed the error I made. You posted this in response to my deleted reply.
 

Speedstang

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Oops I completely forgot about graphics. I don't think either of the laptops you are choosing from are powerful enough. They don't even meet the minimum requirements of Pillars.
 

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LMAO!
Thanks, Mod.

I actually prefer Intel to AMD, but according to benchmarks that AMD CPU performs better than that Intel CPU.
 

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Do you think they are both comparable with 2d games etc? I like your thought process.
 

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I wasnt even being bias. lol. its the option between two. Its clear that the intel one will perform better overall. and less heat.
 

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No one was specifically mentioned or targeted. Just trying to head off the trainwreck that the other dozen AMD v Intel threads have become.
 

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For our intellectual benefit mind if you could post sources indicating that the i3-4020Y is better than the A8-6410?
My source indicated that the integrated GPU is only 1% better than the AMD, but AMD seems to be 17% better.
...obviously the Intel CPU will stay cooler - lower clock speed and less TDP, and the 22nm lithography makes it more efficient, but at those lowered clock speeds (in comparison, because I know 22nm at 2.0Ghz can perform better than a 32nm at 2.4Ghz, but there's a much greater gap here) what makes the Intel CPU better?
 
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