AMD A10-5700 vs Intel Core i7-870S

Price now 59$
Games supported 76%
Intel Core i7-870S
Intel Core i7-870S
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AMD A10-5700
AMD A10-5700
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Price now 93$
Games supported 76%

General info

Comparing Core i7-870S and A10-5700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating16741682
Value for money3.153.34
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameLynnfield (2009−2010)Trinity (2012−2013)
Release date19 July 2010 (12 years old)2 October 2012 (10 years old)
Current price$59 $93
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Technical specs

Core i7-870S and A10-5700 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 cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed2.66 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed3.6 GHz4 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)128 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)1 MB (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm32 nm
Die size296 mm2246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data71 °C
Number of transistors774 million1,178 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data


Information on Core i7-870S and A10-5700 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)82 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-870S and A10-5700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2no data
AES-NI-no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology1.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
PAE36 Bitno data

Security technologies

Core i7-870S and A10-5700 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-870S and A10-5700 are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-870S and A10-5700. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size16 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth21 GB/sno data
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataAMD Radeon HD 7660D


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-870S and A10-5700.

PCIe version2.0no data
PCI Express lanes16no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. 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.

i7-870S 2.21
A10-5700 2.18
  • Passmark


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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i7-870S 2786
A10-5700 2744

Core i7-870S outperforms A10-5700 by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.21 2.18
Recency 19 July 2010 2 October 2012
Boost clock speed 3600 4000
Base clock speed 2660 3400
Chip lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 82 Watt 65 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i7-870S
Core i7-870S


AMD A10-5700

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Competitors of Core i7-870S by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-870S from AMD is A8-6500, which is faster by 1% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD A8-6500 A8 6500

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-870S:

A8-5600K 101.36
A8-6500 100.9
Core i7-870S 100
A10-5700 98.64
A6-9400 97.74

Competitors of A10-5700 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to A10-5700 by Intel is Pentium G4500, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

Intel Pentium G4500 Pentium G4500

Here are some closest Intel rivals to A10-5700:

Core i7-920 101.83
Core i7-870S 101.38
Pentium G4500 100.46
A10-5700 100

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User rating

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