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Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:24 pm
by enderkevin13
Hello. As you probably guessed from the subject, my laptop is broken and I need a new one.
Basically I need something around 400$ just and want a decent processor to use.

I was thinking of getting the one listed in the subject, but I'm not too sure if it's worth it.
Any suggestions or is it good?

(Did I mention it's an asus?)

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:26 pm
by leileilol
Really really depends

Phenom x4 HORRIBLE
Phenom II x4 okay
Bulldozer HORRIBLE
etc.

also they're way behind Intel right now unfortunately. 1996's repeating. Just get an i5.

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:29 pm
by enderkevin13
leileilol wrote:Really really depends

Phenom x4 HORRIBLE
Phenom II x4 okay
Bulldozer HORRIBLE
etc.

also they're way behind Intel right now unfortunately. 1996's repeating. Just get an i5.

What laptops can I find those in?

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:06 am
by Siberian Tiger
I think you might want to wait for AMD to leave the CMT reign, which maybe soon - depending unless they overhaul it with pure optimizations? Though, I don't quite follow closely on their latest CPU developments. Intel's latest CPU's far beats AMD's CPU's because of better handling with SMT; despite that I am excluding any optimizations within the Intel's CPU architecture. In short, as of right now, I would suggest on sticking to Intel i-series for the time being.

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:42 am
by enderkevin13
Siberian Tiger wrote:I think you might want to wait for AMD to leave the CMT reign, which maybe soon - depending unless they overhaul it with pure optimizations? Though, I don't quite follow closely on their latest CPU developments. Intel's latest CPU's far beats AMD's CPU's because of better handling with SMT; despite that I am excluding any optimizations within the Intel's CPU architecture. In short, as of right now, I would suggest on sticking to Intel i-series for the time being.

What laptops can I find an i5 in though?

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:57 am
by Gez
Try to find a laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU.

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 am
by Siberian Tiger
enderkevin13 wrote:What laptops can I find an i5 in though?


I can't really tell you what to buy, though Gez's suggestion shouldn't be ignored if your budget allows it. Perhaps you could take a gander at newegg, if it's available for you.

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:52 pm
by VGA
An i3 is fine for a laptop, too.

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:42 am
by enderkevin13
The thing is, there are laptops that have great processors but they have Windows 10. Should I go for it?

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:51 am
by phantombeta
Yes. Windows 10 is actually pretty good.

Source: Me and other Windows 10 users.

Re: Is AMD Quad Core good or bad?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:40 am
by enderkevin13
It's an AMD quad core A10 btw on 8 gigabytes ram with 3.4 ghz