AMD Athlon X4 970 vs Intel Core i3-7100T

AMD Athlon X4 970
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2017
AMD Athlon X4 970

Intel Core i3-7100T
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
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 970 Intel 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 970 Intel Core i3-7100T
Architecture AMD_Excavator vs Intel_Kabylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Bristol Ridge vs Kaby Lake
Release Date Jul 2017 vs Feb 2017

Cores

AMD Athlon X4 970 Intel Core i3-7100T
Cores 4 vs 2
Threads 4 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 630

Cache

AMD Athlon X4 970 Intel Core i3-7100T
L1 Cache 128 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 0 KB vs 3072 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Athlon X4 970 Intel Core i3-7100T
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 74°C vs 65°C
Package uPGA vs
Die Size 246mm² vs unknown
Process 28 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Athlon X4 970 Intel Core i3-7100T
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4000 MHz vs none
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage 1.475 V vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 35 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