Intel Core i5-4330M vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
Comparing Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Information on Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.
Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs.
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
Let's see how good Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
i5-4330M satisfies the 89% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Athlon Silver 3050U satisfies the 89% minimum and 81% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Advantages of Intel Core i5-4330M
More powerful video core
Cheaper ($432 vs $471)
Higher boost clock speed (3800 vs 3200 MHz)
Higher base clock speed (2800 vs 2300 MHz)
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)
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)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
0.3% better performance in benchmarks
Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 1 September 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Lower power consumption (15W vs 37W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
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)
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-4330M and AMD Athlon Silver 3050U. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-4330M and Athlon Silver 3050U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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