Intel Core i3-7100U vs Core i5-4310U

General info

Comparing Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.24
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i3
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Haswell
Release date
30 August 2016
 
19 January 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
$281
Price now
$338
 
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Technical specs

Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.4 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
3 MB
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
22 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U 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
FCBGA1356
 
FCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
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My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
-
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
SIPP
-
 
+
Smart Response
+
 
+
GPIO
no data
 
+
Smart Connect
no data
 
+
FDI
no data
 
-
AMT
no data
 
9.5
Matrix Storage
no data
 
-
HD Audio
no data
 
+
RST
no data
 
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Security technologies

Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
no data
Anti-Theft
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U.
Max video memory
32 GB
 
2 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
3280x2000@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
3200x2000@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
N/A
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
11.2/12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
12
PCI support
no data
 
-
USB revision
no data
 
3.0
Total number of SATA ports
no data
 
4
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
no data
 
4
Integrated IDE
no data
 
-
Number of USB ports
no data
 
4
Integrated LAN
no data
 
-
UART
no data
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i3-7100U 3.47 +15.7%
i5-4310U 3.00

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i3-7100U 3874
i5-4310U 5897 +52.2%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i3-7100U 8758
i5-4310U 8960 +2.3%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i3-7100U 1.03
i5-4310U 1.28 +24.3%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i3-7100U 2.9
i5-4310U 2.9 +0%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i3-7100U 95
i5-4310U 110 +15.8%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i3-7100U 257
i5-4310U 263 +2.3%

wPrime 32

i3-7100U 20.25
i5-4310U 19.4 +4.4%

Passmark

i3-7100U 2774 +15.7%
i5-4310U 2397

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i3-7100U and Core i5-4310U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i3-7100U

15.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (30 August 2016 vs 19 January 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
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)
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

Advantages of Intel Core i5-4310U

More powerful video core
Higher maximum frequency (3000 vs 2400 MHz)
SIPP

So, Core i3-7100U or Core i5-4310U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i3-7100U.
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