Intel Core i3-5015U vs AMD A10-4600M

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General info

Comparing A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating14311343
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesAMD A-SeriesIntel Core i3
Architecture codenameTrinity (2012−2013)Broadwell-U (2015)
Release date15 May 2012
(10 years old)
31 March 2015
(7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$275
Current price$222 $424 (1.5x MSRP)

Technical specs

A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)2 (Dual-core)
Threads44
Base clock speed2.3 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.2 GHz2.1 GHz
L1 cache192 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache4 MB (shared)256K (per core)
L3 cache0 KB3 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm14 nm
Die size246 mm282 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data105 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data105 °C
Number of transistors1,178 million1,300 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplierno data-

Compatibility

Information on A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFS1r2FCBGA1168
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions86x SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A),-64, AES, AVX, FMAIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
FMA+no data
AVX++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data+
SIPPno data-
Smart Responseno data+
FDIno data+
Fast Memory Accessno data+

Security technologies

A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data16 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidthno data25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon HD 7660G-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A10-4600M and Core i3-5015U.

PCIe versionno data2.0
PCI Express lanesno data12

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A10-4600M 7.27
i3-5015U 7.94
+9.2%
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

A10-4600M 1923
i3-5015U 1940
+0.9%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 1% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

A10-4600M 372
i3-5015U 472
+26.9%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 27% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

A10-4600M 970
i3-5015U 1060
+9.3%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 9% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

A10-4600M 2078
i3-5015U 3272
+57.5%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 57% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

A10-4600M 5696
i3-5015U 6975
+22.5%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 22% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

A10-4600M 2866
i3-5015U 2866
+0%

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

A10-4600M 26.49
i3-5015U 23.45
+13%

A10-4600M outperforms Core i3-5015U by 13% in wPrime 32.

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

A10-4600M 2
i3-5015U 2
+16.4%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 16% in Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A10-4600M 187
i3-5015U 214
+14.4%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 14% in Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A10-4600M 63
i3-5015U 85
+34.9%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 35% in Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core.

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

A10-4600M 0.7
i3-5015U 1
+38.6%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 39% in Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core.

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

A10-4600M 1
i3-5015U 1

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

A10-4600M 1892
i3-5015U 2039
+7.8%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 8% in WinRAR 4.0.

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

A10-4600M 13
i3-5015U 13
+2.3%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 2% in x264 encoding pass 2.

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

A10-4600M 58
i3-5015U 69
+19.7%

Core i3-5015U outperforms A10-4600M by 20% in x264 encoding pass 1.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.27 7.94
Recency 15 May 2012 31 March 2015
Boost clock speed 3200 2100
Base clock speed 2300 0
Chip lithography 32 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 35 Watt 15 Watt

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Competitors of A10-4600M by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A10-4600M from Intel is Pentium 3825U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest Intel rivals to A10-4600M:

Core i3-7020U 100.96
Pentium B970 100.96
A10-4600M 100

Competitors of Core i3-5015U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-5015U by AMD is A10-5757M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-5015U:

Ryzen 3 2300U 101.39
A8-5557M 100.5
A10-5757M 100.13
Core i3-5015U 100
A10-8700P 98.36

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