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you think so? I don't. tongue.gif 3 real cores @4.0+ >dual-core + hyperthreading
especially for web surfing n stuff..pah..netburst was just about better..must have something to do with the pipelines
cuz i hate that browser lag w/sb chips

Browser lag with Sandy Bridge chips? What on earth are you on about?

Netburst? What the hell does Netburst have to do with any of this?? That stuff is like 4/5 generations ago...

I can't believe you are actually trying to convince yourself that an outdated Athlon X3 is anywhere near the performance of a SB i3 CPU... madness. The i3 quite happily outperforms a Phenom X4/X6 in gaming by a decent margin.
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Tedman, you kinda went in unprepared, mate.
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I assume you are referring to the Core2Duo T3200 in your laptop? In which case, you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Of course an overclocked 4.0Ghz Athlon II X3 is going to be faster than a 2.0Ghz laptop CPU with only 1MB L2 cache.
An i3 2100 would smoke an Athlon II and then crap down its neck Duke Nukem style.


I dont give a flying fudge about i3, because the post ABOVE MINE recommended Pentium dual-core, and I'm saying Pentium dual-core is crap. Do you even read? smile.gif

Also, I don't see the i3 beating any 4.0Ghz AMD CPU. (except the dualcores, but they are out of the question anyway)

Also, benches show the i3 and A6 being about equal in performance (trade blows, +-15% for each, in given tests), at stock but the Llano OCes like a beast, and the i3 doesn't overclock at all! smile.gif
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Tedman, you kinda went in unprepared, mate.
First of all:
I dont give a flying fudge about i3, because the post ABOVE MINE recommended Pentium dual-core, and I'm saying Pentium dual-core is crap. Do you even read? smile.gif
Also, benches show the i3 and A6 being about equal in performance (trade blows, +-15% for each, in given tests), but the Llano OCes like a beast, and the i3 doesn't overclock at all! smile.gif

Ah I must have missed the post about the Pentium Dual-Core mad.gif

I did go in all guns blazing.

The i3 is still better than an A6 ph34r-smiley.gif
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Also, benches show the i3 and A6 being about equal in performance (trade blows, +-15% for each, in given tests), at stock but the Llano OCes like a beast, and the i3 doesn't overclock at all! smile.gif

Are you crazy?? The Llano quads are equivalent to the athlon x4 lineup which get bent over by ANY i3 even first gen let alone SB i3's. The Llano lineup uses almost 40% of its transistor on the GPU die where SB dedicates the vast majority to the CPU die.

Edit: found the quote from Maximum PC article... "The A8 X4 3850 spends more than half of its transistors on graphics, while Intel uses less than a quarter on graphics."

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post #25 of 37
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Tedman, you kinda went in unprepared, mate.
First of all:
I dont give a flying fudge about i3, because the post ABOVE MINE recommended Pentium dual-core, and I'm saying Pentium dual-core is crap. Do you even read? smile.gif
Also, I don't see the i3 beating any 4.0Ghz AMD CPU. (except the dualcores, but they are out of the question anyway)
Also, benches show the i3 and A6 being about equal in performance (trade blows, +-15% for each, in given tests), at stock but the Llano OCes like a beast, and the i3 doesn't overclock at all! smile.gif

You are still mistaken. Obviously, you're thinking of a pentium dual-core that's NOT a sandy bridge desktop processor. Which will smoke the Athlon II x3 in every way the i3 would. It's basically an i3 without hyperthreading. So frankly, all of tedman's criticisms apply.

And while we all love overclocking, the review I posted with actual benchmarks includes an overclocked A8 vs stock i3 & stock pentium (sandy bridge...) dual core.

I suggest you read it.

P.S. I totally acknowledge that a non-sandy bridge pentium dual-core would be crap.
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In all seriousness, The OP's friend is not doing anything CPU intensive, I would suggest the A6 or waiting for Ivy, Intel is supposed to be increasing their CPU by ~20% and their GPU by 100%. A6 will still be better graphically but the HD4000 will still be an great increase from the HD3000.
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post #27 of 37
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Tedman, you kinda went in unprepared, mate.
First of all:
I dont give a flying fudge about i3, because the post ABOVE MINE recommended Pentium dual-core, and I'm saying Pentium dual-core is crap. Do you even read? smile.gif
Also, I don't see the i3 beating any 4.0Ghz AMD CPU. (except the dualcores, but they are out of the question anyway)
Also, benches show the i3 and A6 being about equal in performance (trade blows, +-15% for each, in given tests), at stock but the Llano OCes like a beast, and the i3 doesn't overclock at all! smile.gif

You're using a Pentium D based 65nm mobile chip... and comparing it to modern 32nm SB based desktop Pentiums.

I don't even.
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Browser lag with Sandy Bridge chips? What on earth are you on about?
Netburst? What the hell does Netburst have to do with any of this?? That stuff is like 4/5 generations ago...
I can't believe you are actually trying to convince yourself that an outdated Athlon X3 is anywhere near the performance of a SB i3 CPU... madness. The i3 quite happily outperforms a Phenom X4/X6 in gaming by a decent margin.

Woah there cowboy. My thubans would quite happily smoke your i3....
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Woah there cowboy. My thubans would quite happily smoke your i3....

Not thread for thread, not even close... maybe because you have 3 times as many cores.
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Let's stay on topic guys.
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