AMD A4-5300 vs Intel Core i3-530

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AMD A4-5300 advantages



AMD A4-5300
  • The A4-5300 features AES instructions, used to accelerate AES encryption and decryption. The technology is valuable if you run programs, that protect your disk or network data.
  • This CPU incorporates AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions. These extensions are not broadly used in applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • The microprocessor has FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD microprocessors have this technology, for that reason it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • Power consumption of the CPU is lower.
  • The Socket FM2, used by the microprocessor, is still actively supported by AMD. The company is going to launch more CPUs for the socket in the future.

Intel Core i3-530 advantages



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  • In single-threaded tasks, the processor is 9% faster.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the Core i3-530 is higher.
  • In memory-intensive programs, the Intel Core i3-530 is 32% faster.

A4-5300 vs i3-530 performance comparison

The charts in the section below demonstrate performance of A4-5300 and Core i3-530 processors in different kinds of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can view in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts below. We also averaged the results for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and displayed them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.69
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.32
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.32
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD A4-5300       - Intel Core i3-530

Complete list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between A4-5300 and Core i3-530 in various types of applications, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


A4-5300 vs i3-530 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
90
72
54
36
18
0
 
 
65W
 
73W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A4-5300 vs Intel Core i3-530 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A4-5300 Core i3-530
General recommendations:
Supports AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Needs less power,
New CPUs are planned for the socket
  General recommendations:
Somewhat better performance in all program types

Drawbacks:

Rather slow
 

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Requires somewhat more power,
The socket is obsolete

Similar processors

A4-5300 Core i3-530
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as A4-5300 and Intel Core i3-530, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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More comparisons

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  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD A4-5300 and Intel Core i3-530 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A4-5300Intel Core i3-530
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA4-SeriesCore i3
Basic details
Model numberA4-5300i3-530
CPU part numberAD5300OKA23HJCM80616003180AG
Box part numberAD5300OKHJBOXBX80616I3530
BXC80616I3530
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2012January 7, 2010
Current official price$47 (as of Jan 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityClarkdale
Platform nameVirgo 
MicroarchitecturePiledriverNehalem
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket 1156
Frequency (MHz)34002933
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3600 
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 32 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB) 4096
Max temperature (°C)7072.6
TDP (Watt)6573
Max power dissipation (Watt) 170.83
Core voltage (V)0.825 - 1.4750.65 - 1.4
Cores2
Threads24
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+-
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 7480DHD (Nehalem)
Base frequency (MHz)723733
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A4-5300" or "Intel Core i3-530" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD A4-5300 and Intel Core i3-530 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASROCK FM2A75 PRO4-M
2. ASUS P7P55D

RAM - Memory:
1. 4GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL BALLISTIXPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP ATI RADEON 7000-SERIES GRAPHICS
3. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


A4-5300 vs Intel Core i3-530 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
91.0%112
80.3%223

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
83.3%111
83.1%112

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%112
99.9%111
95.4%223

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%112
99.7%111
89.4%223

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
88.7%111
88.7%112

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
90.6%112
90.3%111

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
52.1%111
51.9%112

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%112
90.1%223


A4-5300 vs Intel Core i3-530 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
64.7%112
64.4%111

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
44.8%112
44.3%111

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
60.6%111
60.6%112

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
56.5%112
56.1%111

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
56.5%112
56.1%111

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
64.9%112
64.9%111

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
54.2%111
54.1%112

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
60.5%111
59.5%112

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
67.0%112
64.9%111

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
56.3%112
56.3%111

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
65.0%112
64.9%111

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
73.5%112
73.1%111

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
53.8%112
52.0%111

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
55.6%112
53.8%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
44.3%112
44.1%111

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
77.8%112
77.7%111

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
30.3%112
30.2%111

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
44.0%112
43.8%111

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
71.2%112
69.0%111

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
46.2%112
46.0%111


A4-5300 vs Intel Core i3-530 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
48.4%112
9.3%223

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
76.3%112
32.1%223

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
90.5%112
37.5%223


A4-5300 vs Intel Core i3-530 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    AMD A4-5300           Intel Core i3-530

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.1%112
82.7%223

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
72.9%111
71.2%112

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
55.6%111
55.0%112

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%223
76.1%111
74.9%112

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A4-5300 and Intel Core i3-530 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyA4-SeriesCore i3
Model / Processor NumberA4-5300i3-530
Frequency3393 MHz2942 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberAD5300OKA23HJCM80616003180AG
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1219PNTSLBLR
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Processor name (CWID)AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-00 
Cores2
Compute units1 
Logical processors24
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingTN-A1 
CPUID signature610F0120652
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model16 (010h)37 (025h)
Stepping 1 (01h) 2 (02h)
SocketFM2 
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, fully associative, 7 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size2 x 16 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 coresDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size64 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 coresNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size1 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 16-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 4 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX+-
BMI1+-
F16C+-
FMA+-
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3+
TBM+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+-
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+-
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
Hardware P-state control+-
Hardware thermal control+-
Instruction based sampling+-
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+-
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+-
Lightweight profiling support+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+-
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+-
OS visible workaround+-
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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