Intel Core i5-8210Y vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

General info

Comparing Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.61
 
1.22
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codename
Amber Lake Y
 
Zen+
Launch date
30 October 2018 (2 years ago)
 
7 January 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
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Price now
$899
 
$471

Technical specs

Core i5-8210Y 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.

Physical cores
2
 
2
Threads
4
 
2
Base clock speed
1.6 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
192 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
4 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8210Y 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
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Socket
FCBGA1515
 
FP5
Thermal design power (TDP)
7 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
Smart Response
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
no data
OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U.

Supported memory types
LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
29.8 GB/s
 
38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
16 GB
 
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Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
no data
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over eDP
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U.

PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
12

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

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.

i5-8210Y 3.49
Athlon Silver 3050U 3.64 +4.3%

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different tests, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario.

i5-8210Y 3063
Athlon Silver 3050U 3191 +4.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8210Y and Athlon Silver 3050U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8210Y

More powerful video core

Higher boost clock speed (3600 vs 3200 MHz)

Lower power consumption (7 vs 15 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)

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)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

DisplayPortMenu

HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

4.3% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 30 October 2018)

Cheaper ($471 vs $899)

Higher base clock speed (2300 vs 1600 MHz)

FMA4

ECCMemory

So, Core i5-8210Y or Athlon Silver 3050U?

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