You have probably read quite a bit about the Core i3-530 and the Athlon II X4 635 recently, as both are new processors and relatively evenly matched on paper.  In the silicon however, there are big differences and that is what The Tech Report wanted to elaborate on.  The differences are marked, especially when you look at the Folding@Home performance of the Athlon II and the gaming performance of the Core i3.  Two very different applications for two very different CPUs.

“What happens when you test the Core i3-530 against the Athlon II X4 in a broad suite of benchmarks, while considering power efficiency, overclocking headroom, value, and historical perspective? Repetitive strain injury, if you’re us. For you, though, we have a massive, comprehensive CPU roundup.”

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