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Windows 7: AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M vs AMD Phenom II X4 P960

04 Dec 2011   #1

AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M vs AMD Phenom II X4 P960

Which is the better processor and why? Im seeing alot of sweet deals on HP laptops right now and im trying to do research between the different Quadcore processors.

AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M vs AMD Phenom II X4 P960?

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04 Dec 2011   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

The A8 is a pretty new chip, so not many people have much real experience with it. I'm sure if you Googled it you could get several reviews. I don't know if it has made it on the list, but here are the Passmark ratings of CPU's. I believe a few are mobile. Don't confuse the desktop ratings with the laptop ratings of the same chip.
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04 Dec 2011   #3


Ok Thanks!

Here are some Specs for Both of them (Mobile) Yea your right that A8 is only a couple months old.

AMD A-Series A8-3500M Notebook Processor - Tech

AMD Phenom II X4 P960 Notebook Processor - Tech
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21 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I would say the A8 hands down it is a intergrated GPU chip that might be accompanied with a discret gpu which would play decent games and speeds most APU's are around the 2 to 2.9 ghz range so you would be better off going A8 or even A6

They have A10 which can go 3.1 Ghz your call
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