Originally Posted by Tarun
i cant understand one thing 955 being quad is crushed by the dual core i3 ??? y is that and both are 45 nm structure. i m still confused about this
which will be more power consuming amd or intel
The i3 is going to be faster in most gaming because of the faster clock for clock instructions. The only exception would be if the game just happens to favor AMD CPU's. The i3 is still going to be seen as a quad core by the game anyway due to the HT.
The AMD is also going to consume a LOT more power. 125w quad core from AMD (at stock), or 65w dual core with HT, and the i3 actually only uses about 40w at load, 65w after overclock.