Intel Core i3-330M versus AMD Athlon II P320 Dual-Core Processors
Thread poster: Daniela Ciafardoni

Daniela Ciafardoni  Identity Verified
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Aug 9, 2010

Dear All,
I am just wondering if anyone could tell me whether there is much difference in these processors "AMD Athlon II P320 Dual-Core" and "Intel Core i3-330M". I am purchasing a new laptop and would like it to run smoothly with Trados 2007, do you know whether they are both equally good?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Eyob Fitwi  Identity Verified
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I think both are fine Aug 10, 2010

Though i can't say much about the technical details, the Intel one u mentioned looks more advanced than the AMD one. i got this from a simple google search and u can check it out 4 urself.

The Intel and AMD websites can also give u some info on them.

And though i'm not that familiar with Trados' technical requirements, i think both laptops will work fine with it. Just in case u may do something other additional (perhaps demanding or so) tasks, the Intel one may cover u, but its your decision. You may consider cost and other factors.

Good luck

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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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xp virtualisation Aug 10, 2010

I'm no wiser than you on this topic, but Graeme Lorimer advised this here:

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Cagdas Karatas  Identity Verified
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Core i3 Aug 10, 2010

My opinion is that you will get very close performance with both processors; however, I would choose the Core i3 one because I'm very pleased with my new Core i5 and I had tested Core i3 on a few machines before making a purchase. The processor seems to be performing quite sufficiently for us translators.

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