Intel Core i5-7300U vs AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 2 core CPU vs AMD 6 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

26 %
26 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

43 %
4% slightly better gaming score
41 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

21 %
22 %
4% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

20 %
21 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

200% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
25% slightly higher clock speed

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

692nd of 1,337
679th of 1,337


The product line

7th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-7300U vs Phenom II X6 1100T comparison

In our benchmarks, the Phenom II X6 1100T beats the Core i5-7300U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-7300U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Phenom II X6 1100T has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Core i5-7300U that has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-7300U. With our hardware info, we find that the Phenom II X6 1100T has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-7300U.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-7300U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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