AMD Pro A8-8600B vs Intel Core i5-2510E

AMD Pro A8-8600B
Intel Core i5-2510E

General info

Comparing Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E 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 i5
Achitecture codename
Carrizo
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
3 June 2015
 
on February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$266

Technical specs

Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E 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 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
4 × 5 GT / s
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
n/d
 
149 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
624 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E 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 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FP4
 
FCPGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
12-35 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® AVX
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
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E 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 A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E.
Supported memory types
DDR3 / DDR3L-2133
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
16.6 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
21.3 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E.
iGPU core count
6
 
n/d
Number of pipelines
384
 
n/d
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
2
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
SDVO
n/d
 
+
CRT
n/d
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pro A8-8600B 7.41 +0.8%
i5-2510E 7.35

Passmark

Pro A8-8600B 3512 +0.8%
i5-2510E 3483

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-2510E are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Pro A8-8600B

0.8% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (12 vs 35 watts)
FRTC
FreeSync
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
RAIDSupportMenu
HSA
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
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 i5-2510E

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)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-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)
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)
FMA4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

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