amd a4 vs intel i3

AMD A4 vs Intel i3-3220 – Which processor has more speed? We examine the variations and determine which of these two CPUs is superior in this comparison. We contrast the benchmark results with the technical data.

The AMD A4-4000 clocks at a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz and features two cores and two threads. Two memory channels can accommodate up to GB of memory. In Q2/2013, the AMD A4-4000 was made available.

The Intel Core i3-3220 speeds at a maximum frequency of 3.30 GHz and features two cores and four threads. Up to 32 GB of memory can be supported by the CPU in two memory channels. In Q3/2012, the Intel Core i3-3220 was made available.

AMD A (112)FamilyIntel Core i3 (202)
AMD A4-4000 (2)CPU groupIntel Core i 3000 (31)
Richland (Piledriver)ArchitectureIvy Bridge S
Desktop / ServerSegmentDesktop / Server

AMD A4 vs Intel i3-3220 Benchmarks

GeekBench 6

AMD A4Intel i3-3220



The AMD A4-4000 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A4-4000 is 3.00 GHz (3.20 GHz) while the Intel Core i3-3220 has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-3220 is at 3.30 GHz.
AMD A4-4000CharacteristicIntel Core i3-3220
normalCore architecturenormal
NoOverclocking ?No
3.00 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
3.20 GHzTurbo Frequency (1 Core)
3.20 GHzTurbo Frequency (All Cores)


AMD Radeon HD 7480DGPUIntel HD Graphics 2500
0.72 GHzGPU frequency0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo)1.05 GHz
4GPU Generation7
32 nmTechnology22 nm
2Max. displays3
2Compute units6
NoHardware RaytracingNo
NoFrame GenerationNo
2 GBMax. GPU Memory2 GB
11DirectX Version11.0

Hardware Codec

AMD Radeon HD 7480DGPUIntel HD Graphics 2500
NoCodec h265 / HEVC (8 bit)No
NoCodec h265 / HEVC (10 bit)No
DecodeCodec h264Decode / Encode
NoCodec VP9No
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec AV1No
DecodeCodec AVCDecode / Encode
DecodeCodec VC-1Decode
Decode / EncodeCodec JPEGDecode

Memory & PCIe

Memory & PCIeThe AMD A4-4000 can use up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The Intel Core i3-3220 supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.
AMD A4-4000CharacteristicIntel Core i3-3220
Max. Memory32 GB
2 (Dual Channel)Memory channels2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/sMax. Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
L2 Cache
1.00 MBL3 Cache3.00 MB
PCIe version2.0
PCIe lanes16
PCIe Bandwidth8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

AMD A4-4000CharacteristicIntel Core i3-3220
65 WTDP (PL1 / PBP)55 W
TDP up
TDP down
Tjunction max.

Thermal Management

The AMD A4-4000 is manufactured in 32 nm and has 1.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i3-3220 is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.
AMD A4-4000CharacteristicIntel Core i3-3220
32 nmTechnology22 nm
UnknownChip designMonolithic
x86-64 (64 bit)Instruction set (ISA)x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4ISA extensionsSSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
FM2SocketLGA 1155
AMD-VVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT
Windows 10, LinuxOperating systemsWindows 10, Linux
Q2/2013Release dateQ3/2012
32 $Release price117 $

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