AMD A4-7210 vs Intel Core i3-6006U

General info

Comparing A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD A-Series
 
Intel Core i3
Architecture codename
Carrizo-L
 
Skylake
Release date
7 May 2015
 
11 November 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$281

Technical specs

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
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.2 GHz
 
2 GHz
L1 cache
no data
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
no data
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
no data
 
99 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
100 °C
Transistor count
930 Million
 
1750 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
no data
 
1
Socket
FT3b
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
12-25 Watt
 
15 Watt

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
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA4
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
PowerNow
+
 
-
PowerGating
+
 
-
VirusProtect
+
 
-
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Speed Shift
no data
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
-
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+
Smart Response
no data
 
+

Security technologies

A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
no data
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
1
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
34.1 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
Max video memory
no data
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
no data
 
900 MHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
no data
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
no data
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
12

Benchmark performance

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%
i3-6006U 2.86

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A4-7210 1732
i3-6006U 3227 +86.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A4-7210 5593
i3-6006U 7364 +31.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

A4-7210 0.56
i3-6006U 0.96 +71.4%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A4-7210 2
i3-6006U 2.4 +20%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

A4-7210 46
i3-6006U 84 +82.6%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

A4-7210 157
i3-6006U 215 +36.9%

wPrime 32

A4-7210 26.94
i3-6006U 24.3 +10.9%

WinRAR 4.0

A4-7210 1236
i3-6006U 1808 +46.3%

x264 encoding pass 1

A4-7210 51
i3-6006U 75 +47.1%

x264 encoding pass 2

A4-7210 11
i3-6006U 14 +27.3%

TrueCrypt AES

A4-7210 1
i3-6006U 1

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

A4-7210 1207
i3-6006U 2012 +66.7%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

A4-7210 3524
i3-6006U 4384 +24.4%

Gaming performance

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)
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
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
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

So, A4-7210 or Core i3-6006U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD A4-7210.
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