AMD Athlon II X3 420e vs Intel Atom x5-Z8330

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Athlon II X3 420e CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Atom x5-Z8330
AMD Athlon II X3 420e Intel Atom x5-Z8330
AMD Athlon II Family Intel Atom
AMD Athlon II X3 (Rana) CPU group Intel Atom x3/x5/x7
1 Generation 5
Rana Architecture Cherry Trail
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD Athlon II X3 420e or Intel Atom x5-Z8330 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

3 Cores 4
3 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz Frequency 1.44 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 1.92 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

The AMD Athlon II X3 420e or Intel Atom x5-Z8330 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 0.50 GHz
GPU Generation 8
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 12
Shader 96
Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware 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.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM
16 GB Max. Memory 2 GB
2 Memory channels 1
21.3 GB/s Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s
No ECC No
1.50 MB L2 Cache 2.00 MB
L3 Cache
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
PCIe lanes 1

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

45 W TDP (PL1) 2 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 90 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Athlon II X3 420e or Intel Atom x5-Z8330 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

45 nm Technology 14 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
AM3 Socket BGA 138
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
No AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q3/2010 Release date Q1/2016
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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 Athlon II X3 420e AMD Athlon II X3 420e
3C 3T @ 2.60 GHz
314 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8330 Intel Atom x5-Z8330
4C 4T @ 1.92 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 Athlon II X3 420e AMD Athlon II X3 420e
3C 3T @ 2.60 GHz
880 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8330 Intel Atom x5-Z8330
4C 4T @ 1.44 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 Athlon II X3 420e AMD Athlon II X3 420e
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8330 Intel Atom x5-Z8330
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.50 GHz
105 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

AMD Athlon II X3 420e Intel Atom x5-Z8330
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