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 %
Identical
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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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
6
200% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
6
49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
25% slightly higher clock speed

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

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

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i5
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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
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Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
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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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