Intel Core i5-5300U vs AMD A4-4300M

Intel Core i5-5300U
AMD A4-4300M

General info

Comparing Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.18
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD A-Series
Achitecture codename
Broadwell
 
Trinity
Release date
5 January 2015
 
30 June 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
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Price now
$516
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
96 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1 MB (shared)
L3 cache
3 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
82 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
105 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1300 Million
 
1,303 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M 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
FCBGA1168
 
FS1r2
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
SIPP
+
 
-
Smart Response
+
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M 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 i5-5300U and A4-4300M.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
 
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Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 900 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
n/d
Max video memory
16 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
2560X1600@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
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OpenGL
4.3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Core i5-5300U 12.03
A4-4300M 16.70 +38.8%

3DMark06 CPU

Core i5-5300U 3665 +117.6%
A4-4300M 1684

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Core i5-5300U 4429 +121.8%
A4-4300M 1997

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Core i5-5300U 9312 +196.2%
A4-4300M 3144

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Core i5-5300U 1 +98.5%
A4-4300M 1

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-5300U 3 +200%
A4-4300M 1

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Core i5-5300U 117 +95%
A4-4300M 60

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-5300U 270 +190.3%
A4-4300M 93

wPrime 32

Core i5-5300U 18 +177.9%
A4-4300M 50

WinRAR 4.0

Core i5-5300U 2373 +121.4%
A4-4300M 1072

x264 encoding pass 1

Core i5-5300U 88 +144.4%
A4-4300M 36

x264 encoding pass 2

Core i5-5300U 17 +142.9%
A4-4300M 7

TrueCrypt AES

Core i5-5300U 2 +166.7%
A4-4300M 1

Geekbench 2

Core i5-5300U 5733 +80.1%
A4-4300M 3184

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Core i5-5300U 2648 +75.1%
A4-4300M 1512

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Core i5-5300U 5406 +155.6%
A4-4300M 2115

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-5300U and A4-4300M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-5300U

Much newer (5 January 2015 vs 30 June 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
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)
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)
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)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
SIPP
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD A4-4300M

38.8% faster in synthetic tests
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
FMA4
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Core i5-5300U or A4-4300M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD A4-4300M.
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