Intel Core i5-2300 vs AMD A8-7680

Intel Core i5-2300
AMD A8-7680

General info

Comparing Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
20.04
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Kaveri
Release date
January 2011
 
October 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$168
 
n/d
Price now
$80
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128K (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
1 MB (per core)
L3 cache
6144 KB (shared)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
216 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
74 °C
Transistor count
1160 million
 
1,178 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 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
LGA1155
 
FM2+
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2300 and A8-7680. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 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 Core i5-2300 and A8-7680.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-2300 and A8-7680.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 2000
 
Radeon R7
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-2300 and A8-7680.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2300 and A8-7680. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-2300 11.19 +0.3%
A8-7680 11.16

Passmark

i5-2300 5365 +0.3%
A8-7680 5350

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-2300 and A8-7680 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2300

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD A8-7680

Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (45 vs 95 watts)
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)
Unlocked

So, Core i5-2300 or A8-7680?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-2300 and AMD A8-7680. The differences in performance seem too small.
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