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AMD A10-7300

AMD A10-7300

The AMD A10-7300 is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) quad-core processor based on the Kaveri architecture. It was revealed in June 2014 for notebooks and is manufactured by GlobalFoundries using a 28 nm SHP process. In addition to having two CPU modules for a total of four integer cores clocked at 1.9 - 3.2 GHz, the AMD chip also integrates a Radeon R6 GPU clocked at up to 533 MHz with 384 GCN shaders and a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory controller.

Architecture 

Kaveri is the successor to the 2013 Richland architecture (e.g. A10-5750M). The revised CPU cores, codenamed Steamroller, represent the third generation of the module-based Bulldozer design. A number of major changes include modified decoders (now one per integer core), optimized branch prediction, and increased L1 I-cache from 64 KB to 96 KB per module. These revisions boost the performance per clock slightly over a similarly clocked Richland APU. For more details about the AMD Kaveri architecture, see our detailed analysis here:

Analysis of the AMD Kaveri Notebook Platform

Performance 

According to our benchmarks, the A10-7300 offers a CPU performance level similar to the Haswell-based Intel Core i3-4010U. Only the single thread performance is a bit lower, despite AMDs significantly higher (turbo) clock rate. Overall, the A10-7300 will be sufficient for all daily workloads (Office, Internet browsing, multimedia) as well as light multitasking.

Graphics

The Radeon R6 (Kaveri) GPU of the A10-7300 features a core clock of up to 533 MHz and 384 shader units. Since the GPU is based on AMD's GCN 1.1 architecture, both DirectX 11.2 "Tier 2" and Mantle are supported. Furthermore, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing in various applications, such as Adobe Photoshop via the OpenCL API. 

In terms of 3D performance, the GPU is roughly as fast as a dedicated GeForce GT 720M and can handle many current games (as of 2014) at low or medium settings at (W)XGA resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire APU is rated at 19 Watts, which is somewhat above the Haswell ULV CPUs from Intel (15 W including chipset). Nevertheless, the A10-7300 is suited for 12 - 13-inch notebooks or larger.

SeriesAMD Kaveri
CodenameKaveri
Clock Rate1900 - 3200 MHz
Level 2 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)19 Watt
Transistor Count2410 Million
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
Die Size245 mm2
FeaturesSSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, FMA, DDR3-1600 Controller
GPUAMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) (? - 533 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date06/04/2014
Product Link (external)AMD Kaveri A10-7300

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 7926     avg: 10553.5 (27.88%)     max: 13181 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 44     avg: 51.5 (21.2%)     max: 59 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 139     avg: 148.5 (9.44%)     max: 158 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3216.5     avg: 3859.6 (95.06%)     max: 4502.7 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 3743     avg: 3743 (24.32%)     max: 3743 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1498     avg: 1498 (32.15%)     max: 1498 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2060     avg: 2060 (11.51%)     max: 2060 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1490     avg: 1490 (3.36%)     max: 1490 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 18012     avg: 18012 (33.27%)     max: 18012 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 3478     avg: 3478 (36.34%)     max: 3478 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2667     avg: 2667 (27.6%)     max: 2667 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3742     avg: 3742 (22.21%)     max: 3742 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 4784     avg: 4784 (31.63%)     max: 4784 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3865     avg: 3865 (27.42%)     max: 3865 Points
Sunspider: 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 161.2     avg: 237.6 (94.1%)     max: 313.9 ms*
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.154     avg: 0.2 (7.98%)     max: 0.154 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.244     avg: 0.2 (13.63%)     max: 0.244 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.2     avg: 1.2 (13.29%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 12.14     avg: 12.1 (12.32%)     max: 12.14 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 62.55     avg: 62.6 (30.99%)     max: 62.55 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1526     avg: 1526 (20.98%)     max: 1526 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 854.95     avg: 855 (91.3%)     max: 854.95 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 24.16     avg: 24.2 (96.02%)     max: 24.16 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2059     avg: 2059 (15.58%)     max: 2059 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5319     avg: 5319 (14.38%)     max: 5319 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2518     avg: 2518 (26.79%)     max: 2518 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.49     avg: 0.6 (25.79%)     max: 0.67 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.74     avg: 1.8 (8.92%)     max: 1.8 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2359     avg: 2606 (30.55%)     max: 2853 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6252     avg: 6749.5 (19%)     max: 7247 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1759     avg: 1928 (27.47%)     max: 2097 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4886     avg: 5039 (14.49%)     max: 5192 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 26.131     avg: 26.1 (96.1%)     max: 26.131 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 61.671     avg: 61.7 (98.16%)     max: 61.671 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1563.534     avg: 1563.5 (95%)     max: 1563.534 Seconds*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
4965 
Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
5014 
Intel Pentium 2127U
5016 
AMD Kaveri A10-7300
5039 
Intel Pentium B940
5066.5 
AMD A-Series (Desktop) AMD A6-6400K
5079 
Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
5110 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the AMD Kaveri A10-7300 processor

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Kaveri

» AMD Kaveri FX-7600P
   2.7 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7400P
   2.5 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7200P
   2.4 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7300
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8 Pro-7150B
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A8-7100
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6-7000
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Kaveri A6 Pro-7050B
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core M 5Y70
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» AMD Kaveri A10-7300
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
+ AMD Kaveri A8 Pro-7150B
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   2.2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
   2.66 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-26)