Intel Core i3-7020U vs AMD Pro A8-8600B

Intel Core i3-7020U
AMD Pro A8-8600B

General info

Comparing Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
AMD Carrizo
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Carrizo
Release date
30 August 2016
 
3 June 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.3 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB
 
2048 KB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
3100 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B 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
 
n/d
Socket
FC-BGA1356, FCBGA1356
 
FP4
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
12-35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
FMA4
AVX
+
 
AVX
FRTC
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
Out-of-band client management
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+
RAID
-
 
+
HSA
-
 
+
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

Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B 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
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B 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 Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3 / DDR3L-2133
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
 
iGPU core count
n/d
 
6
Number of pipelines
n/d
 
384
Max video memory
32 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Enduro
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-7020U 7.44 +0.4%
Pro A8-8600B 7.41

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i3-7020U 3588 +70%
Pro A8-8600B 2111

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i3-7020U 8083 +37.3%
Pro A8-8600B 5885

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i3-7020U 93 +34.8%
Pro A8-8600B 69

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i3-7020U 227 +25.4%
Pro A8-8600B 181

WinRAR 4.0

i3-7020U 1920 +44.4%
Pro A8-8600B 1330

x264 encoding pass 1

i3-7020U 80 +17.6%
Pro A8-8600B 68

x264 encoding pass 2

i3-7020U 16 +14.3%
Pro A8-8600B 14

TrueCrypt AES

i3-7020U 1 +7.7%
Pro A8-8600B 1

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i3-7020U 2221 +19.5%
Pro A8-8600B 1858

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i3-7020U 4821 +15.5%
Pro A8-8600B 4173

Passmark

i3-7020U 3526 +0.4%
Pro A8-8600B 3512

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-7020U and Pro A8-8600B are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-7020U

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (30 August 2016 vs 3 June 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)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
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)
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)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
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

Advantages of AMD Pro A8-8600B

Less power hungry (12 vs 15 watts)
FRTC
FreeSync
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
RAIDSupportMenu
HSA
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)

So, Core i3-7020U or Pro A8-8600B?

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