Intel Core i7-2715QE vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

General info

Comparing Core i7-2715QE and Athlon Silver 3050U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
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Market segment
Intel Core i7
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
Launch date
3 January 2011 (10 years ago)
7 January 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
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Technical specs

Core i7-2715QE 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
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed
3 GHz
3.2 GHz
Bus support
4 × 5 GT/s
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L1 cache
64K (per core)
192 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
1 MB
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
4 MB
Chip lithography
32 nm
14 nm
Die size
216 mm2
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Maximum core temperature
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95 °C
Transistor count
1,160 million
4500 Million
64 bit support


Information on Core i7-2715QE 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 (Uniprocessor)
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Intel BGA1023
Thermal design power (TDP)
45 Watt
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-2715QE and Athlon Silver 3050U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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Security technologies

Core i7-2715QE and Athlon Silver 3050U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-2715QE and Athlon Silver 3050U are enumerated here.

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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-2715QE and Athlon Silver 3050U.

Supported memory types
unknown Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
16 GB
32 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.598 GB/s
38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-2715QE and Athlon Silver 3050U.

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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of Core i7-2715QE 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.

i7-2715QE 3.67 +0.8%
Athlon Silver 3050U 3.64


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.

i7-2715QE 3221 +0.9%
Athlon Silver 3050U 3191

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-2715QE 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 i7-2715QE

0.8% better performance in benchmarks

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

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


Advantages of AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 3 January 2011)

Higher boost clock speed (3200 vs 3000 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (2300 vs 2100 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)

Lower power consumption (15 vs 45 watts)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Core i7-2715QE or Athlon Silver 3050U?

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