AMD A10-9700 vs Intel Core i5-2300

AMD A10-9700
Intel Core i5-2300

General info

Comparing A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
21.43
 
20.04
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Bristol Ridge
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
July 2017
 
January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$90
 
$168
Price now
$75
 
$80

Technical specs

A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
n/d
 
6144 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
246 mm2
 
216 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
73 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
74 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1,178 million
 
1160 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
LGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A10-9700 and Core i5-2300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
PowerNow
+
 
-
PowerGating
+
 
-
VirusProtect
+
 
-
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A10-9700 and Core i5-2300.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
21 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A10-9700 and Core i5-2300.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel HD 2000
iGPU core count
6
 
n/d
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Enduro
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A10-9700 and Core i5-2300.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
8
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A10-9700 and Core i5-2300. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A10-9700 11.22 +0.3%
i5-2300 11.19

Passmark

A10-9700 5379 +0.3%
i5-2300 5365

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A10-9700 and Core i5-2300 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A10-9700

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($90 vs $168)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE4
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
FMA4
FRTC
FreeSync
PowerTuneMenu
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2300

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

So, A10-9700 or Core i5-2300?

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