AMD A6-5350M vs Intel Core i3-8121U

AMD A6-5350M
Intel Core i3-8121U

General info

Comparing A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U 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
Richland
 
Cannon-Lake 2+0
Release date
12 March 2013
 
2 April 2018

Technical specs

A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.5 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
10 nm
Die size
246 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
71 °C
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1,178 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U 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
FS1r2
 
Intel BGA1440
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U. 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, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
QuickAssist
n/d
 
-
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
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
HD Audio
n/d
 
+
RST
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
-
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
VT-i
n/d
 
-
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1600
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
37.5 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U.
Integrated graphics
 
Iris Pro Plus
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U integrated GPUs.
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U.
PCIe revision
Not Listed
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A6-5350M 10.20 +0.6%
i3-8121U 10.14

3DMark06 CPU

A6-5350M 1649
i3-8121U 4314 +161.6%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

A6-5350M 64
i3-8121U 133 +107.8%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

A6-5350M 118
i3-8121U 318 +169.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A6-5350M and Core i3-8121U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A6-5350M

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
FMA4
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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of Intel Core i3-8121U

Much newer (2 April 2018 vs 12 March 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (10 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

So, A6-5350M or Core i3-8121U?

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