AMD A8-7100 vs Intel Core i3-5010U

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AMD A8-7100 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-5010U
AMD A8-7100 Intel Core i3-5010U

CPU comparison

AMD A8-7100 or Intel Core i3-5010U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD A8-7100 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-7100 was released in Q2/2014.

The Intel Core i3-5010U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-5010U was released in Q1/2015.
AMD A (112) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
AMD A8-7000 (6) CPU group Intel Core i 5000U (16)
4 Generation 5
Kaveri (Steamroller) Architecture Broadwell U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Intel Core i3-4010U
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-7100 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.80 GHz (3.00 GHz). The Intel Core i3-5010U has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz.

AMD A8-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-5010U
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.80 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
2.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD A8-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-5010U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) GPU Intel HD Graphics 5500
0.45 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
0.51 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.90 GHz
6 GPU Generation 8
28 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
4 Compute units 24
256 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.2

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) GPU Intel HD Graphics 5500
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD A8-7100 supports a maximum of GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-5010U can connect up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD A8-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-5010U
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 12
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD A8-7100 has a TDP of 19 W, that of the Intel Core i3-5010U is 15 W.

AMD A8-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-5010U
19 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 10 W
-- Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD A8-7100 has a 4.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i3-5010U cache has a total of 3.00 MB.

AMD A8-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i3-5010U
28 nm Technology 14 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
FM2+ Socket BGA 1168
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2014 Release date Q1/2015
-- Release price 281 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD A8-7100 (57%)
Intel Core i3-5010U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD A8-7100 (77%)
Intel Core i3-5010U (93%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
306 (57%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
535 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
766 (65%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1173 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) @ 0.51 GHz
262 (76%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.90 GHz
346 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2741 (100%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
2186 (80%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
48 (56%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
86 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
146 (66%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
221 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
665 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1380 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-5010U Intel Core i3-5010U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
628 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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