AMD A4-3320M vs Intel Core i3-8109U

AMD A4-3320M
Intel Core i3-8109U

General info

Comparing A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD A-Series
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Llano
 
Coffee Lake
Release date
on December 2011
 
on April 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$304

Technical specs

A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
228 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1178 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U 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
FS1
 
FCBGA1528
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
28 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
eDRAM
n/d
 
128 MB
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U 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 A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
37.5 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
300 MHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A4-3320M and Core i3-8109U.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Advantages of AMD A4-3320M

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-8109U

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (28 vs 35 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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