Intel Core m3-8100Y vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

General info

Comparing Core m3-8100Y 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)
0.29
 
0.28
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Core m3
 
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codename
Amber Lake Y
 
Zen+
Release date
30 August 2018
 
7 January 2020
Price now
$442
 
$471

Technical specs

Core m3-8100Y 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 m3-8100Y 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
1.1 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
192 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
95 °C
Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core m3-8100Y 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
 
no data
Socket
FCBGA1515
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
5 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core m3-8100Y 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
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
Smart Response
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core m3-8100Y 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 m3-8100Y 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 m3-8100Y and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Supported memory types
LPDDR3-1866, 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 GPUs integrated into Core m3-8100Y and Athlon Silver 3050U.
Max video memory
16 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
no data
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core m3-8100Y and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core m3-8100Y 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 m3-8100Y and Athlon Silver 3050U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.5
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core m3-8100Y and Athlon Silver 3050U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core m3-8100Y and Athlon Silver 3050U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

m3-8100Y 3.43
Athlon Silver 3050U 3.61 +5.2%

Passmark

m3-8100Y 3044
Athlon Silver 3050U 3204 +5.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core m3-8100Y 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 m3-8100Y

More powerful video core
Cheaper ($442.00 USD vs $471.00 USD)
Higher maximum frequency (3400 vs 3200 MHz)
Less power hungry (5 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

5.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2020 vs 30 August 2018)
Higher base frequency (2300 vs 1100 MHz)
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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