AMD Athlon X4 970 vs Intel Core i3-7100T

AMD Athlon X4 970
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2017
AMD Athlon X4 970

Intel Core i3-7100T
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 2 / Feb 2017
Intel Core i3-7100T

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-7100T
    143%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-7100T
    170%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-7100T
    116%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Athlon X4 970

None

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-7100T

Much higher single threaded performance (around 70% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
16% higher multi threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Athlon X4 970.
Around 43% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i3-7100T

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i3-7100T

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Features

AMD Athlon X4 970Intel Core i3-7100T
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
SSE4A
AMD64
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
FMA3
FMA4
F16C
TBM
XOP
AMD-V
EVP
Turbo Core
SSSE3
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
Hyper-Threading
AES-NI
TSX
CLMUL

Architecture

AMD Athlon X4 970Intel Core i3-7100T
ArchitectureAMD_ExcavatorvsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameBristol RidgevsKaby Lake
Release DateJul 2017vsFeb 2017

Cores

AMD Athlon X4 970Intel Core i3-7100T
Cores4vs2
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 630

Cache

AMD Athlon X4 970Intel Core i3-7100T
L1 Cache128 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache0 KBvs3072 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Athlon X4 970Intel Core i3-7100T
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp74°Cvs65°C
PackageuPGAvs
Die Size246mm²vsunknown
Process28 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Athlon X4 970Intel Core i3-7100T
Cpu Frequency3800 MHzvs3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4000 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltage1.475 Vvsunknown
TDP65 Wvs35 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    2760 points
  • Intel Core i3-7100T
    4080 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    9124 points
  • Intel Core i3-7100T
    9792 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Athlon X4 970 (simulated)
    84.76
  • Intel Core i3-7100T (simulated)
    144.9

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Athlon X4 970 (simulated)
    319
  • Intel Core i3-7100T (simulated)
    371.38

points - higher is better