AMD A6-9220 vs Intel Core i3-390M

AMD A6-9220
Intel Core i3-390M

General info

Comparing A6-9220 and Core i3-390M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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16.24
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Bristol Ridge
 
Intel Core i3
Architecture codename
Stoney Ridge
 
Arrandale
Release date
1 June 2016
 
9 January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
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$39
Price now
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$39

Technical specs

A6-9220 and Core i3-390M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A6-9220 and Core i3-390M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Base frequency
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2.667 GHz
Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
 
2.66 GHz
Bus support
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2500 MHz
L1 cache
160 KB
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
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3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
 
81+114 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
90 °C for rPGA, 105 °C for BGA
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
382+177 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A6-9220 and Core i3-390M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
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1
Socket
FP4 BGA
 
BGA1288, PGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
10-15 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A6-9220 and Core i3-390M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
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Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
FMA
-
 
+
vPro
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-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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+
Turbo Boost
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-
Hyper-Threading
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+
Idle States
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+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
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+
PAE
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36 Bit
FDI
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+
Fast Memory Access
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+

Security technologies

A6-9220 and Core i3-390M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
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-
EDB
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+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A6-9220 and Core i3-390M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
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-
VT-d
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-
VT-x
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+
EPT
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+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A6-9220 and Core i3-390M.
Supported memory types
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DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
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8 GB
Max memory channels
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2
Maximum memory bandwidth
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17.1 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A6-9220 and Core i3-390M.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)
 
Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video
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+
Clear Video HD
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+
Graphics max frequency
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667 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A6-9220 and Core i3-390M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
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2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A6-9220 and Core i3-390M.
PCIe revision
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2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
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16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A6-9220 and Core i3-390M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A6-9220 1.64 +8.6%
i3-390M 1.51

3DMark06 CPU

A6-9220 2253
i3-390M 2811 +24.8%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A6-9220 2432
i3-390M 2829 +16.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A6-9220 3941
i3-390M 6405 +62.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A6-9220 1
i3-390M 2 +57.1%

wPrime 32

A6-9220 28
i3-390M 23 +23.2%

Passmark

A6-9220 1337 +9%
i3-390M 1227

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A6-9220 and Core i3-390M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A6-9220

8.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 9 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 35 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-390M

MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, A6-9220 or Core i3-390M?

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