AMD A9-9425 vs Intel Core i3-2330M

AMD A9-9425
Intel Core i3-2330M

General info

Comparing A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
4.38
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Bristol Ridge
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Stoney Ridge
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
1 June 2016
 
15 May 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$225
Price now
n/d
 
$170

Technical specs

A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
FSB
n/d
 
4 × 5 GT / s
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
 
149 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
 
85C (PGA); 100C (BGA)
Transistor count
1200 Million
 
624 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M 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
BGA
 
FCBGA1023, PPGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
10-25 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® AVX
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
21.3 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 800 MHz)
 
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
SDVO
n/d
 
+
CRT
n/d
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A9-9425 7.91
i3-2330M 7.94 +0.4%

3DMark06 CPU

A9-9425 2314
i3-2330M 2627 +13.5%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A9-9425 2686
i3-2330M 2888 +7.5%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A9-9425 4338
i3-2330M 6466 +49.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A9-9425 2
i3-2330M 2 +40%

wPrime 32

A9-9425 26
i3-2330M 25 +2.9%

TrueCrypt AES

A9-9425 1 +400%
i3-2330M 0

Passmark

A9-9425 2517
i3-2330M 2525 +0.3%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
1.5 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A9-9425 and Core i3-2330M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A9-9425

Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 15 May 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 35 watts)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-2330M

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
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)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a 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)
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
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, A9-9425 or Core i3-2330M?

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