AMD A4-7210 vs Intel Core i3-6006U
Comparing A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
Available interfaces and connections of A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
Max resolution over eDP
Max resolution over DisplayPort
Graphics API support
APIs supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
A4-7210 5.39 +88.5%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
i3-6006U 3227 +86.3%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
i3-6006U 7364 +31.7%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
i3-6006U 0.96 +71.4%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
i3-6006U 2.4 +20%
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
i3-6006U 84 +82.6%
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
i3-6006U 215 +36.9%
i3-6006U 24.3 +10.9%
i3-6006U 1808 +46.3%
x264 encoding pass 1
i3-6006U 75 +47.1%
x264 encoding pass 2
i3-6006U 14 +27.3%
Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
i3-6006U 2012 +66.7%
Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
i3-6006U 4384 +24.4%
Let's see how good A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD A4-7210
88.5% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
Less power hungry (12 vs 15 watts)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
VT (Virtualization Technology - Intel's virtualization hardware acceleration. Speeds up work with virtual machines)
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)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of Intel Core i3-6006U
More powerful video core
Much newer (11 November 2016 vs 7 May 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
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)
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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, A4-7210 or Core i3-6006U?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD A4-7210.
Should you still have questions on choice between A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.