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.