AMD FX-9830P vs Intel Core i3-7130U

AMD FX-9830P

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The AMD FX-9830P is a mobile mainstream SoC from the Bristol-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The FX-9830P is the fastest Bristol Ridge APU with a 45-Watt TDP and the successor to the 15-35-Watt FX-8800P from the Carrizo generation. The chip has four CPU cores (two Excavator modules = 4 integer and 2 FP units), a Radeon R7 GPU as well as a dual-channel DDR4-1866 memory controller. Carrizo is a full-fledged SoC and is also equipped with an integrated chipset, which provides all I/0 ports.

Architecture

Bristol Ridge is the successor of the Carrizo architecture and the design is almost identical. Thanks to optimized manufacturing processes and more aggressive Boost behavior, however, the clocks are a bit higher at the same power consumption. The memory controller now also supports DDR4-RAM, in this case up to 2400 MHz. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Thanks to higher clocks, the FX9830P is slightly ahead of the old 35-Watt top model FX-8800P and competes with the entry-level dual-cores from Intel (Skylake and Kaby Lake). Compared to the Intel model, the AMD chip has a small advantage in multi-thread scenarios, but is beaten when you only stress one or two cores.

This means there is sufficient performance for typical office and web applications as well as light multitasking.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) GPU has 512 active shader units (8 compute cores) clocked at up to 900 MHz (compared to 758 MHz for FX-9800P). Thanks to the better utilization of the clock range as well as faster DDR4-RAm, the GPU can slightly beat its predecessors Radeon R7 (Carrizo) and competes with a dedicated GeForce 920MX in the best-case scenario (dual-channel memory). Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the FX-9830P with 25-45 Watts, which is comparable to Intel quad-core processors from the H-series. This means the APU is a good choice for big and heavy notebooks with at least 15 inches.

Intel Core i3-7130U

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The Intel Core i3-7100U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby-Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 GHz (without Turbo Boost) and integrates HyperThreading to work with up to 4 threads at once. The architectural differences are rather small compared to the Skylake generation, therefore the performance per MHz should be very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card (clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compare to the older Core i3-7100U, the i3-7130U offers a 300 MHz improved clock speed.

The power consumption is rated at a TDP of 15 Watt and can be configured down to 7.5 Watt for thin and light designs (with a lower performance).

AMD FX-9830PIntel Core i3-7130U
AMD Bristol RidgeIntel Core i3
Bristol RidgeKaby Lake
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» AMD FX-9830P3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz4 / 4
Intel Core i3-7100H (compare)3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U (compare)2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7130U2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U (compare)2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
3000 - 3700 MHz2700 MHz
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4 / 42 / 4
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Dual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUAMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
AMD Bristol Ridge FX-9830P
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
301 Points (7%)
284 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
93 Points (43%)
111 Points (51%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.6 Points (13%)
3.1 Points (11%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.1 Points (45%)
1.3 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3033 Points (33%)
4338 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9822 Points (20%)
9828 Points (20%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
315.9 seconds (4%)
567.7 seconds (7%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
10.3 seconds (2%)
18 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
2250 KB/s (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
19 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100.2 fps (37%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (14%)
0.2 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (15%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2 GB/s (10%)
1.7 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3823 Points (27%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
18.6 Seconds (4%)
14.1 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
43.7 Seconds (2%)
47.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
870.4 Seconds (4%)
744.1 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3051     avg: 3080.5     median: 3080.5 (17%)     max: 3110 points
3932 points (21%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
34521 Points (22%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
31580 Points (38%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
34398 Points (40%)
36137 Points (42%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2945 Points (7%)
3090 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3234     avg: 3787     median: 3787 (14%)     max: 4340 Points
4360 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8776 Points (71%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7335 Points (67%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6043 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5967 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6548 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6047 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2829 Points (59%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6279 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2972 Points (60%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
20283 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6782 Points (25%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3473 Points (60%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3497 Points (55%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
6792 Points (19%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1681.7 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
123.5 ms (1%)
117.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
21368 Points (43%)

Average Benchmarks AMD FX-9830P → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7130U → 100%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)