AMD A6-1450 vs Intel Core i3-3217U

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AMD A6-1450 advantages

  • The A6-1450 packs more processing cores than the i3-3217U. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to process multiple tasks or heavily multi-threaded programs.
  • The A6-1450 processor supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) extension to the instruction set. These instructions provide hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and are useful if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • Power consumption of the AMD A6-1450 CPU is better.

Intel Core i3-3217U advantages

  • Operating frequency of the microprocessor is higher than the frequency of the AMD A6-1450 CPU.
  • The processor supports Execute disable bit feature, that can protect from certain kinds of computer viruses. Many operating systems, released before 2004, do not support this technology.

A6-1450 vs i3-3217U specifications comparison

The graphs below show the difference between Core i3-3217U and A6-1450 most important features. These characteristics, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color for base frequency, while lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.4GHz
 
1.8GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
2048KB
 
3584KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
20
16
12
8
4
0
 
 
8W
 
17W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A6-1450       - Intel Core i3-3217U

Detailed side by side comparison of A6-1450 vs Intel Core i3-3217U specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A6-1450 Core i3-3217U
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Much lower power
  General recommendations:
Has higher base frequency,
Built-in partial virus protection

Drawbacks:

Runs at lower base frequency
 

Drawbacks:

Smaller number of CPU cores,
Needs considerably more power

Similar processors

A6-1450 Core i3-3217U
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD A6-1450 and Core i3-3217U.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A6-1450 and Intel Core i3-3217U pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A6-1450Intel Core i3-3217U
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA6-Series for TabletsCore i3 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA6-1450i3-3217U
CPU part numberAT1450IDJ44HMAV8063801058401
Introduction dateMay 23, 2013June 24, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameTemashIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureJaguarIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0280.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA769 (FT3)BGA1023
Frequency (MHz)10001800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)1400 
Clock Multiplier 18
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)2048512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)90105
TDP (Watt)817
Cores42
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit-+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8250HD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)300350
Maximum frequency (MHz)4001050
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels12
Supported memoryDDR3-1066, DDR3L-1066DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A6-1450" or "Intel Core i3-3217U" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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