Intel Core i3-4030U vs AMD A8-7100

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Intel Core i3-4030U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A8-7100
Intel Core i3-4030U AMD A8-7100

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-4030U or AMD A8-7100 - 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 Intel Core i3-4030U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.90 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-4030U was released in Q2/2014.

The AMD A8-7100 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-7100 was released in Q2/2014.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family AMD A (112)
Intel Core i 4000U (26) CPU group AMD A8-7000 (6)
4 Generation 4
Haswell U Architecture Kaveri (Steamroller)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-4030U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.90 GHz. The AMD A8-7100 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 1.80 GHz (3.00 GHz).

Intel Core i3-4030U Characteristic AMD A8-7100
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.90 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.40 GHz

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.

Intel Core i3-4030U Characteristic AMD A8-7100
-- 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.

Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.45 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.51 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 6
22 nm Technology 28 nm
3 Max. displays 2
20 Compute units 4
160 Shader 256
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 12

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.

Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-4030U supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-7100 can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i3-4030U Characteristic AMD A8-7100
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
16 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 16
6.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i3-4030U has a TDP of 15 W, that of the AMD A8-7100 is 19 W.

Intel Core i3-4030U Characteristic AMD A8-7100
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 19 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-4030U has a 3.00 MB cache, while the AMD A8-7100 cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

Intel Core i3-4030U Characteristic AMD A8-7100
22 nm Technology 28 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
BGA 1168 Socket FM2+
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q2/2014 Release date Q2/2014
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-4030U (100%)
AMD A8-7100 (71%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-4030U (90%)
AMD A8-7100 (83%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
449 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
306 (68%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1040 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
766 (74%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.00 GHz
320 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) @ 0.51 GHz
262 (82%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1940 (71%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2741 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
65 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
48 (74%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
191 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
146 (76%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
574 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1235 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
509 (100%)
AMD A8-7100 AMD A8-7100
4C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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