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AMD A6-3670K Vs Core i3-2100

The best reason why you would prefer the AMD’s A6-3670K APU over the Intel’s Core i3-2100 is that it has a much better integrated graphics in the form of Radeon HD 6530D.  The Core i3-2100 comes with HD Graphics 2000 ( not the HD Graphics 3000).

In CPU performance that two are about equal, with Core i3-2100 scoring better in lightly threaded applications.  In cases where all 4 cores of the A6-3670K can be utilized, the  AMD’s A6-3670K  catches up the i3-2100 performance.

Table : AMD A6-3670K Vs Core i3-2100 Feature Differences

Feature AMD A6-3670K Core i3-2100
Core Frequency 2.7 GHz 3.10 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 4 x1 MB L2 cache 3 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency None No Turbo
TDP Rating 100 Watts 65 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1866 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics Radeon HD 6530D GPU, 320 Shaders Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz


Table : AMD A6-3670K Vs Core i3-2100 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD A6-3670K Core i3-2100
PassMark CPU Mark Score
Not availble 3831
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
Not availble Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU


Not availble 3670
Windows 7 Experience Score
Not availble 7.1


Some more details of AMD A6-3670K

The A6-3670K is the overclockable quad core Llano processor. It provides more value than the Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor by being cheaper and by having a better integrated graphics.

Some more details of Core i3-2100

The Core i3-2100 is the second generation Intel Core i3 processor improving significantly upon the architecture that evolved from Arrandale. Although turbo boost is not available in the core i3-2100 ( The newer turbo 2.0 technology, that increases the time for which processor can be in the boosted state, is available only on the second generation core i5 and i7 processors), the processor still shows significant performance improvement over similarly clocked 1st generation core i3 processor. The more significant improvement has been in the area of integrated graphics unit.

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One Response

  1. PGladstone says:

    Seems to me the AMD A6 is the better buy considering the APU is lightyears better and with the possibility of hybrid crossfire and also overclocking it’s just better overall

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