AMD A8-7100 vs Intel Core i3-2100T

Compare AMD A8-Series APU for Laptops 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

9 %
Identical
9 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

17 %
Identical
17 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

7 %
Identical
7 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

7 %
Identical
7 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

755
1,047
38% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

289
459
58% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
100% significantly more cores
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
38% slightly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

19 W
84% significantly lower TDP
35 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,139th of 1,327
1,144th of 1,327

Family

The product line

A8-Series APU for Laptops
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

-
February 2011

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3
DDR3-1066

A8-7100 vs Core i3-2100T comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the A8-7100 is faster than the Core i3-2100T. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-2100T in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the A8-7100 has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i3-2100T that has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-2100T has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the A8-7100. A A8-7100 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i3-2100T CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the A8-7100 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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