Benchmark Results: Synthetics
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.