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Can someone explain to me how a 2C/4T Core i3 at 1.8GHz with HD 4000 graphics scores over 75% better in their benchmark suite than a 2M/4C A10-4600M at 2.3GHz with the HD 7660G? Even in the somewhat infamous SysMark tests, according to Anandtech, the 3.3GHz i3-3220 scores 12% better than the 3.8GHz 5800K. Not only is the statistical gap much smaller, but so is the clock speed gap (2.3/1.8=1.2777...; 3.8/3.3=1.515151...). Do their benchmarks revolve around storage? At least then it would make an ounce of sense. And as Liranan said, how is no storage at all even comparable to a 500GB 5400rpm HDD? Granted, the latter is slow, but it's far better than nothing. They're taking an SSD into consideration, and it appears the entirety of their recommendation has to do with the SSD they chose to throw in the Intel machine. They might as well have thrown an SSD in the AMD machine as well for a fair comparison.
Edited by Usario - 3/19/13 at 5:53pm
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The Intel NUC is purely for show. Simply too expensive for that you get.
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Originally Posted by Usario View Post

Can someone explain to me how a 2C/4T Core i3 at 1.8GHz with HD 4000 graphics scores nearly 60% better in their benchmark suite than a 2M/4C A10-4600M at 2.3GHz with the HD 7660G? Even in the somewhat infamous SysMark tests, according to Anandtech, the 3.3GHz i3-3220 scores 12% better than the 3.8GHz 5800K. Not only is the statistical gap much smaller, but so is the clock speed gap (2.3/1.8=1.2777...; 3.8/3.3=1.515151...). Do their benchmarks revolve around storage? At least then it would make an ounce of sense. And as Liranan said, how is no storage at all even comparable to a 500GB 5400rpm HDD? Granted, the latter is slow, but it's far better than nothing. They're taking an SSD into consideration, and it appears the entirety of their recommendation has to do with the SSD they chose to throw in the Intel machine. They might as well have thrown an SSD in the AMD machine as well for a fair comparison.
It's not a fair comparison, but then the A10 isn't exactly blindingly fast. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3217U-vs-AMD-A10-4600M#performance
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While I am all for smaller PC's, I still want to retain my ability to upgrade and customize what's on the inside. redface.gif

maybe those LAN cases? They look like cubes instead of rectangular boxex
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Thunderbolt?

Thunderbolt sounds like a good solution but it's an Intel only solution. I've read Asus was going to include Thunderbolt with some AM3+ board, but so far that looks like Asus is literally putting a pci-e thunderbolt controller card in the box with the motherboard. An open 'external pci-e standard' that everyone could use would be better.
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