Intel Core i7-4600M vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

General info

Comparing Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.35
 
0.28
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Zen+
Release date
1 September 2013
 
7 January 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$346
 
no data
Price now
$383
 
$471

Technical specs

Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
192 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
118 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
95 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
1,300 million
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U 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
 
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Socket
FCPGA946
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
37 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4600M 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
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
FDI
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i7-4600M 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
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4600M 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 number of RAM supported by Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Max video memory
2 GB
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
VGA
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2/12
 
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OpenGL
4.3
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U.
PCIe revision
3
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-4600M 3.62 +0.3%
Athlon Silver 3050U 3.61

Passmark

i7-4600M 3216 +0.4%
Athlon Silver 3050U 3204

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-4600M and Athlon Silver 3050U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
2.2 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4600M 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 i7-4600M

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
More powerful video core
Cheaper ($383.00 USD vs $471.00 USD)
Higher maximum frequency (3600 vs 3200 MHz)
Higher base frequency (2900 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
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 1 September 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 37 watts)
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)
FMA4
ECCMemory

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