Intel Pentium Gold 4415U vs AMD A6-9220 vs Intel Core i5-8350U

Intel Pentium Gold 4415U

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The Intel Pentium 4415U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Kaby-Lake architecture and has been launched in the first quarter of 2017. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.3 GHz (no Turbo Boost), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 610 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

Compared to the more expensive Core i3-7100U, the 4415U offers a similar CPU performance (2.3 versus 2.4 GHz) and less level 3 cache but a slower integrated graphics card. Still, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as somewhat more demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 610 (similar to the HD Graphics 510) represents the "GT1" version of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). Its 12 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 950 MHz and offer a performance somewhat below the older HD Graphics 4400. Only a few games of 2015 can be played smoothly in lowest settings.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 10 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

AMD A6-9220

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The AMD A6-9220 is an entry-level chip from the Stoney-Ridge APU series for notebooks (7th APU generation), which was announced mid 2016. The 9210 is a mid-range Stoney Ridge processor (dual-core version of Bristol Ridge) and integrates two CPU cores (one Excavator module with 2 integer and on FP unit) clocked between 2.5 - 2.9 GHz. It also includes a Radeon R4 GPU, probably with 192 shaders at 655 MHz, as well as a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller, H.265 video engine and chipset with all I/O ports.

Architecture

Stoney 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 2133 MHz. Stoney Ridge is the designation for the smaller dual-core and single-core chip, while Bristol Ridge is the bigger quad-core chip with dual-channel memory controller. More technical details are available in the following articles:

Performance

Because of the significantly lower clock range, the A6-9220 should be noticeably slower than the A9-9410. In the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark e.g. it was around 15% slower in our benchmarks (see below). The single core benchmarks were quite similar overall.

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) GPU is probably similar to the R5 with 192 active shader units (3 compute cores), but a reduced clock of just 655 instead of 800 MHz. More details about the GPU are available in the linked articles above. 

Power Consumption

AMD specifies the TDP of the A6-9220 with 15 Watts, but it can be configured between 10-15 Watts. This means the APU is a good choice for thin and light notebooks.

Intel Core i5-8350U

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The Intel Core i5-8350U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Kaby Lake Refresh generation and was announced in August 2017. Contrary to its direct predecessor the Core i5-7300U, which were still dual-cores, the i7-8350U is equipped with four cores but at a lower base frequency of 1.7 GHz. The Turbo Boost can go up to 3,6 GHz and therefore also offer good short term single core speeds. The GPU is now named Intel UHD Graphics 620 but otherwise identical to the Intel HD Graphics 620. The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2400 / LPDDR3-2133 and dual channel memory.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

According to Intel, the new quad core models are up to 40% faster than their dual core predecessors. Due to the reduced TDP and the same 14nm+ process, the long term performance and throttling behaviour will be interesting and depending on the laptop design. Therefore, the older 35 Watt quad-core models should be faster in applications that demand longer CPU loads.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Intel Gen 9.5) is untouched from the 8th Gen Kaby Lake chips. With fast dual-channel memory it can reach the performance of a dedicated GeForce 920M.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors announced in January should also support HDCP 2.2.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm+), the same as the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. Depending on the usage scenario, the TDP can vary between 7.5 (cTDP Down) and 25 Watts.

Intel Pentium Gold 4415UAMD A6-9220Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel PentiumAMD Bristol RidgeIntel Kaby Lake Refresh
Kaby LakeStoney RidgeKaby Lake Refresh
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» Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1700 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1600 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1500 MHz2 / 42 MB
AMD A9-94253100 - 3700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-9420e - 2500? MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94203000 - 3600 MHz2 / 2
AMD A9-94102900 - 3500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92252600 - 3000 MHz2 / 2
» AMD A6-92202500 - 2900 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-9220C1800 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
AMD A6-92102400 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-91202200 - 2500 MHz2 / 2
AMD A4-9120C1600 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90102000 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
AMD E2-90001800 - 2200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core i7-8650U1900 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U1800 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8350U1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
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iGPUIntel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 950 MHz)AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 238     avg: 240     median: 239.5 (5%)     max: 241 Points
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min: 109     avg: 112     median: 111.5 (3%)     max: 114 Points
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min: 332     avg: 536     median: 543 (12%)     max: 631 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 93     avg: 94     median: 94 (43%)     max: 95 Points
min: 68     avg: 68.5     median: 68.5 (31%)     max: 69 Points
min: 128     avg: 147     median: 150.5 (69%)     max: 153 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.7 Points (7%)
1.4 Points (4%)
min: 5.48     avg: 6.3     median: 6 (15%)     max: 7.33 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1 Points (41%)
0.8 Points (33%)
min: 1.62     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (69%)     max: 1.71 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3587 Points (37%)
2432 Points (25%)
min: 5152     avg: 5461     median: 5460.5 (56%)     max: 5769 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
8169 Points (14%)
3941 Points (7%)
min: 16222     avg: 17931     median: 17931 (30%)     max: 19640 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
28684 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7593 Points (71%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
659 seconds (8%)
915 seconds (11%)
min: 305.731     avg: 330     median: 330.4 (4%)     max: 355.162 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
20.9 seconds (4%)
27.7 seconds (6%)
min: 7.517     avg: 9.7     median: 9.7 (2%)     max: 11.891 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2003 KB/s (23%)
770 KB/s (9%)
min: 1960     avg: 2961     median: 2961 (35%)     max: 3962 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
16 fps (10%)
8.7 fps (6%)
min: 34     avg: 37.3     median: 37.3 (24%)     max: 40.55 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
85.7 fps (30%)
46.5 fps (17%)
min: 145     avg: 153     median: 152.8 (54%)     max: 160.67 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (8%)
0.1 GB/s (6%)
min: 0.363     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (22%)     max: 0.456 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.623     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.754 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (7%)
1 GB/s (5%)
min: 3.7     avg: 4.1     median: 4.1 (21%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
Blender 2.79 *
705 Seconds (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
3249 Points (22%)
2253 Points (15%)
min: 5852     avg: 6131     median: 5925 (40%)     max: 6617 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
16.7 Seconds (4%)
20.9 Seconds (5%)
min: 10     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11.883 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
37.6 Seconds (2%)
46.9 Seconds (2%)
min: 23     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 27.616 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
846 Seconds (4%)
1022 Seconds (5%)
min: 580     avg: 637     median: 637 (3%)     max: 693.93 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
9098 Points (13%)
4236 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2788     avg: 3025     median: 3024.5 (15%)     max: 3261 points
min: 1467     avg: 1470     median: 1469.5 (7%)     max: 1472 points
min: 4349     avg: 5995     median: 6092 (30%)     max: 7023 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
31354 Points (20%)
16010 Points (10%)
min: 39950     avg: 43226     median: 43226 (28%)     max: 46502 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
30220 Points (36%)
15125 Points (18%)
min: 38261     avg: 42913     median: 42913 (51%)     max: 47565 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
31593 Points (37%)
15704 Points (18%)
min: 51828     avg: 52962     median: 53024 (61%)     max: 54034 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2628 Points (7%)
1241 Points (3%)
min: 5408     avg: 6288     median: 6155 (16%)     max: 7190 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
3755 Points (13%)
1721 Points (6%)
min: 7603     avg: 8941     median: 8945.5 (30%)     max: 10362 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7986 Points (64%)
3245 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6662 Points (60%)
2855 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
5132 Points (10%)
3510 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5122 Points (10%)
3822 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5719 Points (15%)
3461 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
5270 Points (9%)
2921 Points (5%)
12270 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2510 Points (52%)
1798 Points (37%)
3439 Points (71%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5481 Points (9%)
3115 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2625 Points (53%)
1909 Points (39%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
11875 Points (4%)
10543 Points (4%)
22018 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5455 Points (15%)
2805 Points (8%)
12679 Points (35%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2816 Points (45%)
1885 Points (30%)
4160 Points (66%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2943 Points (46%)
1960 Points (31%)
min: 3646     avg: 4185     median: 4225 (67%)     max: 4685 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5630 Points (10%)
2857 Points (5%)
min: 11004     avg: 13358     median: 13605 (24%)     max: 15464 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1652 ms (3%)
2416 ms (4%)
min: 1016.5     avg: 1188     median: 1222.8 (2%)     max: 1288.9 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
119 ms (1%)
162 ms (2%)
min: 78.9     avg: 131     median: 88 (1%)     max: 224.9 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
21322 Points (41%)
14724 Points (28%)
min: 28223     avg: 32037     median: 30602 (58%)     max: 38722 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
9887 Points (80%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
15717 Points (54%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
11958 Points (97%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
19602 Points (100%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4415U → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-9220 → 66%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8350U → 164%

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