Intel Core i5-8250U vs AMD Athlon X4 970

Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel BGA1356MOBILE
1600 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2017
Intel Core i5-8250U

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    168%
  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    172%
  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    163%
  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8250U

Much higher single threaded performance (around 72% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 63% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
50 watts lower power draw.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Athlon X4 970.
Around 68% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD Athlon X4 970

None

Intel Core i5-8250U

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-8250U

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-8250U

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-8250U

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-8250UAMD Athlon X4 970
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
3DNow!
SSE4
SSE4.1
SSE4A
AMD64
AES
FMA4
TBM
XOP
AMD-V
EVP
Turbo Core

Architecture

Intel Core i5-8250UAMD Athlon X4 970
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsAMD_Excavator
MarketMobilevsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133vsDDR4
CodenameKaby LakevsBristol Ridge
Release DateSep 2017vsJul 2017

Cores

Intel Core i5-8250UAMD Athlon X4 970
Cores4vs4
Threads8vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsIntel UHD 620vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i5-8250UAMD Athlon X4 970
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs0 KB

Physical

Intel Core i5-8250UAMD Athlon X4 970
SocketIntel BGA1356vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Tempunknownvs74°C
Package FC-BGA1356vsuPGA
Die Sizeunknownvs246mm²
Process14 nmvs28 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-8250UAMD Athlon X4 970
Cpu Frequency1600 MHzvs3800 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3400 MHzvs4000 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvs1.475 V
TDP15 Wvs65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    4080 points
  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    2760 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    9216 points
  • AMD Athlon X4 970
    9124 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    146
  • AMD Athlon X4 970 (simulated)
    84.76

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8250U
    523
  • AMD Athlon X4 970 (simulated)
    319

points - higher is better