Four AMD cores are required to compete with two Intel Core i3/i5 units.
Nothing beats Intel’s AES new instructions when it comes to encryption with this algorithm. Since this type of workload scales well with additional cores, the AMD triple- and quad-core chips do well compared to Intel’s Core i3-530.
AMD’s quad-core wins if no encryption acceleration is used. Keep in mind that the processor is cheaper than the Intel Core i5 offering.
3DMark Vantage favors the Intel processors with few exceptions.
- Can Downsized Mini-ITX Platforms Do The Job?
- AMD Platform: Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G (AMD 785G)
- Intel Platform: Zotac H55-ITX WiFi (Intel H55 Express)
- AMD Processors: Athlon II X2, Phenom II X3, And X4
- Intel Processors: Core i3-530 And Core i5-661
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Benchmark Results: Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Single-Thread Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: Multi-Thread Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: Overall Power Efficiency