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Intel Core i5-7200U vs AMD FX-9830P vs Intel Core i7-7600U

Intel Core i5-7200U

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The Intel Core i5-7200U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 - 3.1 GHz 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 is 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. Compared to the old Skylake based Core i5-6200U, the i5-7200U offers a 300 MHz higher clock speed.

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 i7-7600U

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The Intel Core i7-7600U is a fast dual-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It integrates 2 CPU cores with Hyper-Threading support clocked at 2.8 - 3.9 GHz (2 core Turbo also 3.9 GHz). Besides two cores, the processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 620 GPU as well as a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2400). It is manufactured in a 14nm 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

With 2.5 to 3.9 GHz, the Core i7-7600U clocks significantly higher than the old Core i7-6500U (2.5 - 3.1). That means, the i7-7600U is (at the time of announcement in beginning of 2017) the fastest dual core processor for laptops. The performance is sufficient for demanding tasks (except some games that may need four real cores).

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 520) running at 300 - 1150 MHz. The performance depends a lot on the memory configuration; it should be comparable to a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 920M in combination with fast DDR4-2133 dual-channel memory.

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

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors, which improves the efficiency even further. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, but it can also be reduced to 7.5 Watts by the notebook manufacturers (cTDP down). This will obviously affect the performance, because the Turbo Boost cannot be maintained for longer periods.

ModelIntel Core i5-7200UAMD FX-9830PIntel Core i7-7600U
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeAMD Bristol RidgeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby LakeBristol RidgeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
» AMD FX-9830P3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock2500 - 3100 MHz3000 - 3700 MHz2800 - 3900 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB2 MB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt25-45 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm28 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C90 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA1356
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$393 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i5-7200UAMD Bristol Ridge FX-9830P
Transistors3100 Million
Die Size250 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 268     avg: 324.5     median: 327 (3%)     max: 337 Points
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301 Points (3%)
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min: 242     avg: 338.5     median: 344 (4%)     max: 379 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 88     avg: 126.3     median: 128 (44%)     max: 132 Points
93 Points (32%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.85     avg: 3.6     median: 3.7 (7%)     max: 3.7 Points
3.6 Points (7%)
min: 3.62     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (7%)     max: 4.16 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.2     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (42%)     max: 1.49 Points
1.1 Points (31%)
min: 1.48     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (53%)     max: 1.87 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4787     avg: 4976     median: 4985.5 (45%)     max: 5022 Points
3033 Points (27%)
min: 5145     avg: 6096     median: 6253 (56%)     max: 6316 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 9213     avg: 11161     median: 11308 (15%)     max: 11955 Points
9822 Points (13%)
min: 11324     avg: 12622     median: 12482 (17%)     max: 15012 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 11910     avg: 13678     median: 13808 (12%)     max: 14554 Points
16430 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5663     avg: 6343     median: 6415.5 (39%)     max: 6524 Points
8145 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 460.9     avg: 495     median: 491.2 (6%)     max: 537 s
315.9 s (4%)
min: 436.1     avg: 486.3     median: 480.5 (6%)     max: 556 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 14.66     avg: 15.6     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 17.62 s
10.3 s (2%)
min: 12.1     avg: 15     median: 13.7 (3%)     max: 19.9 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
464.8 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
14.9 s (8%)
min: 2333     avg: 2681     median: 2686 (16%)     max: 2976 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21.6 (10%)     max: 22 fps
min: 19.51     avg: 22.4     median: 22.7 (10%)     max: 23.77 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 100     avg: 112.7     median: 113.1 (31%)     max: 117 fps
min: 105     avg: 119.6     median: 121.1 (33%)     max: 130.1 fps
0.3 GB/s (9%)
min: 0.238     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.248 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (10%)
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (9%)     max: 0.416 GB/s
2 GB/s (7%)
min: 2.3     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (9%)     max: 2.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3700     avg: 4299     median: 4347.5 (9%)     max: 4407 Points
min: 4570     avg: 4714     median: 4720.5 (10%)     max: 4844 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 12.61 s
18.6 s (4%)
min: 9     avg: 10.2     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 13.33 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 27.36     avg: 28.2     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.69 s
43.7 s (2%)
min: 22     avg: 23.5     median: 22.6 (1%)     max: 30.31 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 610     avg: 645     median: 643.5 (3%)     max: 722 s
870 s (4%)
min: 506     avg: 552     median: 542.5 (2%)     max: 688 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9939     avg: 11370     median: 11779 (12%)     max: 12049 Points
12748 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3242     avg: 4145     median: 4107 (14%)     max: 4695 Points
min: 3051     avg: 3081     median: 3080.5 (11%)     max: 3110 Points
min: 1706     avg: 4360     median: 4575 (16%)     max: 5004 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 28394     avg: 37794     median: 37804 (24%)     max: 42974 Points
34521 Points (22%)
min: 23959     avg: 38587     median: 40889.5 (26%)     max: 50904 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 26941     avg: 36877     median: 37260 (31%)     max: 42166 Points
31580 Points (26%)
min: 28540     avg: 39426     median: 39313 (33%)     max: 48085 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 36369     avg: 41562     median: 42260 (36%)     max: 43942 Points
34398 Points (29%)
min: 45972     avg: 48807     median: 47780 (40%)     max: 52354 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2622     avg: 3414     median: 3503 (9%)     max: 3684 Points
2945 Points (7%)
min: 3334     avg: 3727     median: 3768.5 (10%)     max: 4114 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3866     avg: 4887     median: 4979 (12%)     max: 5252 Points
min: 3234     avg: 3787     median: 3787 (9%)     max: 4340 Points
min: 4806     avg: 5372     median: 5430.5 (13%)     max: 5929 Points
1937 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6297     avg: 6584     median: 6480.5 (12%)     max: 6932 Points
min: 7427     avg: 7749     median: 7748.5 (14%)     max: 8070 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 2812     avg: 2983     median: 2906 (60%)     max: 3209 Points
min: 3486     avg: 3693     median: 3693 (76%)     max: 3900 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6695     avg: 6772     median: 6772 (11%)     max: 6849 Points
8312 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3037     avg: 3144     median: 3143.5 (64%)     max: 3250 Points
4080 Points (83%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3484     avg: 3661     median: 3630 (56%)     max: 3902 Points
4272 Points (66%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6425     avg: 6947     median: 6806 (17%)     max: 7439 Points
7978 Points (19%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3648     avg: 3799     median: 3809 (44%)     max: 3958 Points