AMD A4-7210 vs Intel Core i3-6006U

AMD A4-7210
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
Achitecture codename
Carrizo-L
 
Skylake
Release date
7 May 2015
 
11 November 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$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
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
n/d
 
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
n/d
 
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
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA4
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
PowerNow
+
 
-
PowerGating
+
 
-
VirusProtect
+
 
-
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U 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 A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+
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
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
1
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 900 MHz)
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
900 MHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U 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 A4-7210 and Core i3-6006U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
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
n/d
 
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
n/d
 
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 10.07 +54.9%
i3-6006U 6.50

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 1
i3-6006U 1 +71.4%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A4-7210 2
i3-6006U 2 +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 27
i3-6006U 24 +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

54.9% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
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

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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