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I am about to purchase a dell laptop with AMD Phenom(TM) II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930. When I asked which is the equivalent intel processor the reply was i5. Please suggest me if its comparable to the latest processors released by intel or not.

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closed as too localized by Journeyman Geek, Sathya Jun 22 '11 at 10:43

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@Aki not very great information. – bubble Jun 22 '11 at 9:40
answered, but i'd note that this is a fairly time sensitive/localised question. it'll only really be useful till the next refresh. – Journeyman Geek Jun 22 '11 at 10:09
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Its a little like apples and oranges - the AMD seems to benchmark fairly close to a generation 2 core i5(a dual core, we'll come to it later), though not everyone agrees with that, subjectively

I'd suppose in processes that are designed for multithreading, the AMD would have the edge - it has 4 physical cores , for processes that need more power for a single thread, the intel may have the edge - especially since it can overclock individual cores - its dual core with hyperthreading.

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Is Hyperthreading generally considered a good thing these days? I remember a few years ago when the HT benchmarks showed worse performance than with it disabled in some tests... is that still true? – Flimzy Jun 22 '11 at 10:11
not any more. More cores = better multithreaded performance than HT but HT is better than non HT, i think... yanno, that would be a VERY good SU question IMO :) – Journeyman Geek Jun 22 '11 at 11:57

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