AMD A4-3420 vs Intel Core i3-2130

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AMD A4-3420 advantages



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  • The processor supports 3DNow! technology. This technology can increase performance of some old games and software. The 3DNow! set was depreciated, and not used by modern applications.

Intel Core i3-2130 advantages



Intel Core i3-2130
  • The CPU is 69% faster when running single-threaded programs.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the processor is higher.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the Intel i3-2130 CPU is 57% faster.
  • Graphics performance of the Intel Core i3-2130 microprocessor is better.
  • The processor includes SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The microprocessor has AVX instructions. Even though these extensions are not widely used in applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.

A4-3420 vs i3-2130 performance comparison

The charts show performance of A4-3420 and Core i3-2130 processors in a number of different program types. The numbers in the charts are calculated from several benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, the displayed results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.69
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.86
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.57
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.08
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.44
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD A4-3420       - Intel Core i3-2130

Full list of benchmarks, that demonstrate difference in performance between A4-3420 and i3-2130 in various types of applications, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


A4-3420 vs i3-2130 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
80
64
48
32
16
0
 
 
65W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD A4-3420 vs Intel Core i3-2130 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A4-3420 Core i3-2130
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Faster in general,
Performs slightly better in graphics tasks,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX instructions

Drawbacks:

Not as fast overall,
Slightly slow in graphics tasks,
Lacks some instructions,
The socket is obsolete
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

A4-3420 Core i3-2130
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD A4-3420 and Intel Core i3-2130.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A4-3420 and Intel Core i3-2130 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A4-3420Intel Core i3-2130
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA4-SeriesCore i3
Basic details
Model numberA4-3420i3-2130
CPU part numberAD3420OJZ22HXCM8062301043904
CM806230104395
Box part number BX80623I32130
BXC80623I32130
Introduction dateDecember 20, 2011September 4, 2011
 
CPU features
Core nameLlanoSandy Bridge
Platform nameLynx 
MicroarchitectureK10Sandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM1Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)28003400
Clock Multiplier 34
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C) 69.1
TDP (Watt)65
Cores2
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 6410DHD 2000
Base frequency (MHz)600850
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD A4-3420" or "Intel Core i3-2130" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a partial set of AMD A4-3420 and Intel Core i3-2130 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASUS F1A75-V Pro motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on ASUS P8P67 motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics. For different system configurations please see tests of A4-3420 and Intel Core i3-2130 CPUs in our benchmark database.

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.


A4-3420 vs Intel Core i3-2130 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 A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

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.
100%
73.8%

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.
100%
56.1%

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.
100%
67.6%

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.
100%
62.3%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
59.4%

    AMD A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
70.2%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
44.0%

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.
100%
66.0%


A4-3420 vs Intel Core i3-2130 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 A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
56.5%

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.
100%
59.2%

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.
100%
33.4%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
53.9%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
47.8%

    AMD A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
47.8%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
46.0%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
52.5%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
50.2%

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.
100%
57.9%

    AMD A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
54.3%

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.
100%
50.5%

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.
100%
49.9%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
45.7%

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
68.0%

    AMD A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
77.0%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
57.8%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
41.4%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
84.9%

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).
100%
50.3%

    AMD A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

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).
100%
38.0%

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.
100%
55.4%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
54.3%


A4-3420 vs Intel Core i3-2130 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.


    AMD A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

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.
100%
94.5%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
87.1%

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.
100%
66.0%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
66.3%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
96.5%


A4-3420 vs Intel Core i3-2130 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 A4-3420           Intel Core i3-2130

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
89.2%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
58.4%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
72.7%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
48.6%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
54.6%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD A4-3420 and Intel Core i3-2130 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 NumberA4-3420i3-2130
Frequency2800 MHz3411 MHz
CWID version0.50.4
Part numberAD3420OJZ22HXCM8062301043904
S-Spec / Stepping CodeDB 1151PGTSR05W
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD A4-3420 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Cores2
Logical processors24
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingLN-B0 
CPUID signature300F10206A7
Family18 (012h) 6 (06h)
Model 1 (01h)42 (02Ah)
Stepping 0 (00h) 7 (07h)
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: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-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 64 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size2 x 512 KB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX-+
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3-+
 
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)+-
 
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+-
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+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Software thermal control+-
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+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
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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