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

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-7200UAMD FX-9830P
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeAMD Bristol Ridge
CodenameKaby LakeBristol Ridge
Series: Bristol Ridge Bristol Ridge
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
» AMD FX-9830P3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9830B compare3 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD FX-9800P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A12-9800B compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9720P compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD A12-9700P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9620P compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD A10-9600P compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD PRO A8-9600B compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4
Clock2500 - 3100 MHz3000 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB2 MB
L3 Cache3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 4
TDP15 Watt25-45 Watt
Technology14 nm28 nm
max. Temp.100 °C90 °C
SocketBGA1356
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3/DDR4-1866 Memory Controller, PCIe 3.0 x8
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) ( - 900 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 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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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%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.2     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.49 Points
1.1 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4787     avg: 4976     median: 4985.5 (45%)     max: 5022 Points
3033 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 9213     avg: 11161     median: 11308 (15%)     max: 11955 Points
9822 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 11910     avg: 13678     median: 13808 (12%)     max: 14554 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5663     avg: 6343     median: 6415.5 (39%)     max: 6524 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 460.9     avg: 495     median: 491.2 (6%)     max: 537 s
315.9 s (4%)
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%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
464.8 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
14.9 s (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21.6 (10%)     max: 22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 100     avg: 112.7     median: 113.1 (31%)     max: 117 fps
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.5 GB/s (10%)
2 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3700     avg: 4299     median: 4347.5 (9%)     max: 4407 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%)
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%)
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%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9939     avg: 11370     median: 11779 (12%)     max: 12049 Points
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
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 28394     avg: 37794     median: 37804 (24%)     max: 42974 Points
34521 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 26941     avg: 36877     median: 37260 (31%)     max: 42166 Points
31580 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 36369     avg: 41562     median: 42260 (36%)     max: 43942 Points
34398 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2622     avg: 3414     median: 3503 (9%)     max: 3684 Points
2945 Points (7%)
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
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3648     avg: 3799     median: 3809 (44%)     max: 3958 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7066     avg: 7413     median: 7516 (9%)     max: 7767 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3484     avg: 3661     median: 3630 (56%)     max: 3902 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6425     avg: 6947     median: 6806 (17%)     max: 7439 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6297     avg: 6584     median: 6480.5 (12%)     max: 6932 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 2812     avg: 2983     median: 2906 (57%)     max: 3209 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6695     avg: 6772     median: 6772 (11%)     max: 6849 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3037     avg: 3144     median: 3143.5 (51%)     max: 3250 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
4907 Points (26%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1109     avg: 1211     median: 1196 (1%)     max: 1542 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 77.7     avg: 124.3     median: 86.3 (1%)     max: 826 ms
123.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 21890     avg: 29883     median: 30957 (32%)     max: 32838 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
26.8 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
25.5 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
12.8 Points per Watt (15%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7200U → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks AMD FX-9830P → 94% n=21

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