AMD Pro A10-8700B vs Intel Core i3-7020U

AMD Pro A10-8700B
Intel Core i3-7020U

General info

Comparing Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Carrizo
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Carrizo
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
3 June 2015
 
30 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$281

Technical specs

Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
FP4
 
FC-BGA1356, FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
12 - 35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA4
 
-
AVX
AVX
 
+
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
PowerNow
+
 
-
PowerGating
+
 
-
Out-of-band client management
+
 
-
VirusProtect
+
 
-
RAID
+
 
-
HSA
+
 
-
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U.
Supported memory types
DDR3 / DDR3L-2133
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
iGPU core count
6
 
n/d
Number of pipelines
384
 
n/d
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5
Vulkan
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pro A10-8700B 7.52 +1.1%
i3-7020U 7.44

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Pro A10-8700B 2200
i3-7020U 3588 +63.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Pro A10-8700B 5907
i3-7020U 8083 +36.8%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Pro A10-8700B 70
i3-7020U 93 +32.9%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Pro A10-8700B 192
i3-7020U 227 +18.2%

WinRAR 4.0

Pro A10-8700B 897
i3-7020U 1920 +114%

x264 encoding pass 1

Pro A10-8700B 45
i3-7020U 80 +77.8%

x264 encoding pass 2

Pro A10-8700B 9
i3-7020U 16 +77.8%

TrueCrypt AES

Pro A10-8700B 1
i3-7020U 1 +55.6%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Pro A10-8700B 950
i3-7020U 2221 +133.8%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Pro A10-8700B 2728
i3-7020U 4821 +76.7%

Passmark

Pro A10-8700B 3562 +1%
i3-7020U 3526

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pro A10-8700B and Core i3-7020U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Pro A10-8700B

1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (12 vs 15 watts)
FRTC
FreeSync
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
RAIDSupportMenu
HSA
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-7020U

Much newer (30 August 2016 vs 3 June 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
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)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

So, Pro A10-8700B or Core i3-7020U?

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