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i3 550 or amd phenom ii x4 ?? Which is best??
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WackoI am once again confused, guys. which is best in i3 and amd phenomx ii x4 ,x2??
I have heard that i3 has 2 cores whereas amd phenom has 4 cores.???

Another thing would buying a laptop with the same configuration CAN MATCH with BUYING a PC with same configuration???

expected Config:
i3 550 @3.30 ghz
Ram---whatever i can get
GPU---whatever i can get

I also heard that Laptop clockspeed cant match PC clockspeed....so i think PC is best for gaming....Isn't it????
Am i right correct me if i am wrong.....PLSSS
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#2
i3-550, definitely. Laptop, unfortunately not. They need to get heat and power consumption down for mobile parts, hence, they tend to sacrifice on performance (or at least, raw GHz).
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(09-11-2010, 12:11 PM)rahul.deadmanzzz Wrote: WackoI am once again confused, guys. which is best in i3 and amd phenomx ii x4 ,x2??
I have heard that i3 has 2 cores whereas amd phenom has 4 cores.???

Another thing would buying a laptop with the same configuration CAN MATCH with BUYING a PC with same configuration???

expected Config:
i3 550 @3.30 ghz
Ram---whatever i can get
GPU---whatever i can get

I also heard that Laptop clockspeed cant match PC clockspeed....so i think PC is best for gaming....Isn't it????
Am i right correct me if i am wrong.....PLSSS

i3 all the way!!, there're really easy to overclock, I overclocked mine from 2.9 to 3.6 Ghz on air and no problems, I tested my computer 16 hours with orthos and no freezes or anything like that Smile
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#4
i3 is much better.
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#5
i3 is like a rip off, i5 750 all the way. The only true Core i series quad core that's not an i7.
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(09-11-2010, 07:58 PM)frosty5689 Wrote: i3 is like a rip off, i5 750 all the way. The only true Core i series quad core that's not an i7.

You can get an i3 for around $100~120 so I wouldn't classify it as a rip-off. It's the i5-6xx series that makes no sense. However, funds permitting, it really is worth bumping up to the i5-750. All the benefits of a quad and thanks to Turbo Boost, works like a high-clocked dual when the application calls for it - and that's just at stock. Tongue
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#7
i5 750 is only 150-199. It's a much longer lasting investment though. It also doesn't have a IGP inside the CPU, so less "wasted" cost.
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(09-11-2010, 10:28 PM)frosty5689 Wrote: i5 750 is only 150-199.

More like $190-250 which is a different price range.

I agree i5 750 is better but for the price i3 is really a great buy and I don't see how it's a rip off to you. ilovejedd is right, the i5-6xx are more the ripoffs Tongue
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#9
MicroCenter has it for 150-ish, I think. Normal retail is ~$190 for the i5-750 and ~$210 for the i5-760 with occasional dips to i5-750 territory on sale. Intel 1ku has the i5-750 at $196 and the i5-760 at $205. Smile

We're really close to Sandy Bridge launch, though and I think it might actually be worth waiting for.
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(09-12-2010, 12:22 AM)ilovejedd Wrote: MicroCenter has it for 150-ish, I think. Normal retail is ~$190 for the i5-750 and ~$210 for the i5-760 with occasional dips to i5-750 territory on sale. Intel 1ku has the i5-750 at $196 and the i5-760 at $205. Smile

We're really close to Sandy Bridge launch, though and I think it might actually be worth waiting for.
AnandTech - The Sandy Bridge Preview

An i5-760 is available there for $170. Tongue
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