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post #1 of 36
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Which CPU is good for multitasking and gaming?
I mean on a laptop CPU.

I'll be using Autodesk softwares like MAYA, 3Ds Max, Motion Builder and MudBox.

All I know is that A10 is cheaper, has integrated GPU combine with APU to make it a crossfire or something like that while i7 have Intel HD 4000, but it'll be used on the GPU.

Just not sure which is better.
    
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post #2 of 36
The AMD A10 is perfect in every way, it uses less power, it's cooler and powerful with it's built in GPU.

Go AMD thumb.gif
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post #3 of 36
they are not really comparable imo. the a10 is more of a budget cpu(apu) where that i7 is a high end chip. if the i7 is a quad it will eat the a10 alive. the A10's gpu is a bit better though. Id get the i7 and a dedicated card
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post #4 of 36
There's really no comparing between them.

i7 is brute CPU - multi threaded - power house. You'll want to use this one to do photoshop, encoding,...

A10 is a budget CPU-GPU solution, perfect for laptops, light gaming, webbrowsing, 1080p movies etc.

They're aimed at completely different market segments.
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post #5 of 36
Since AMD has already been mentioned, I will vote for the i7 not the ivy bridge, but either 2600 or 2700 sandy bridge. Or if you can wait intel Haswell is around the corner so you might have more choice when it comes to CPUs.

I own the AMD 1100T, and 2 i7 pcs, I personally prefer the i7, and I will say the i7 pcs feel faster in terms of response time and everything else. Very comparable hardware and same GPUs, and RAM.

I have heard great things about the A10 and for the price point its a great CPU.

Here is a great link with comparing them both, with option to compare almost any CPU in the market today. LINK
post #6 of 36
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

Since AMD has already been mentioned, I will vote for the i7 not the ivy bridge, but either 2600 or 2700 sandy bridge. Or if you can wait intel Haswell is around the corner so you might have more choice when it comes to CPUs.
I own the AMD 1100T, and 2 i7 pcs, I personally prefer the i7, and I will say the i7 pcs feel faster in terms of response time and everything else. Very comparable hardware and same GPUs, and RAM.
I have heard great things about the A10 and for the price point its a great CPU.
Here is a great link with comparing them both, with option to compare almost any CPU in the market today. LINK

Laptop CPU *cough cough* tongue.gif
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post #7 of 36
I would personally go for the A10.

Theres no real need for the i7 because thats aimed at pure quick processing. Seen as you'll be doing some graphical tasks, the A10s CPU is decent and the GPU is better than Intels onboard so it'll do the job nicely, especially at its amazingly low price thumb.gif
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post #8 of 36
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Hmm, so Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge has a powerful performance, but the price is really expensive including the GPU in it.
While AMD A10 is cheaper, but still manageable to do the work. It is cheaper, but the performance isn't that good compare to i7 with a GPU.


Hmm, it is a quite hard decision to choose. I am aware that GPU and RAM is important, but CPU is important to handle it tongue.gif
Which of them is good for a long period time of using and lasting it without upgrading in the next couple years?

If I say that I'll be using to play games which of them you would choose?
Like CoD, BF, Crysis, RTS, MMO and etc.
    
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post #9 of 36
for current anything, Intel is faster than the equivalent AMD at everything but the 1 or 2 little programs that AMD use to do their benchmarks. except for budget concerns, there is no reason to pick an AMD.. and even then you could just get a cheaper Intel than the i7 and still outperform the AMD. if you're using it for higher-end gaming (like Crysis), you're going to need a dedicated gpu anyways, and now even less of a reason to go AMD.
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post #10 of 36
A10 for gaming definitely. This is where AMD smokes Intel with onboard graphics.

A10 is a quad, basically an Athlon II and is very good, you have the benefit of graphics. So its kind of 50/50 performance. Intel CPUs are best for processing and a discrete graphics card is always recommended if you are going to be doing anything that involves graphics.

A10 is cheaper and an all-round chip thumb.gif you'll find your I7-M to be speedy, but can't cope with anything flying across the screen tongue.gif

EDIT:
OP is going for a laptop, no discrete GPU which means playing games or doing anything graphical will be painful on an Intel based chip. AMD may be slower at opening things up and general tasking, but it has the advantage of actually running graphical tasks decently.
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