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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i3-8130U 2-Core 2.2GHz APU A10-5750M Quad-Core
Cyberpunk 2077 50% 167%
Hitman 3 103% 260%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 103% 260%
Resident Evil 8 67% 197%
FIFA 21 41% 150%
Grand Theft Auto VI 147% 339%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 159%
Genshin Impact 14% 102%
The Medium 158% 359%
Far Cry 6 137% 322%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i3-8130U 2-Core 2.2GHz is massively better than the AMD APU A10-5750M Quad-Core when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Core i3-8130U 2-Core was released over three years more recently than the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core, and so the Core i3-8130U 2-Core is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core when running the latest games.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has 2 more cores than the Core i3-8130U 2-Core. With 4 cores, the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

Both the Intel Core i3-8130U 2-Core 2.2GHz and the AMD APU A10-5750M Quad-Core have the same number of threads. The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has one thread per physical core, whereas the Core i3-8130U 2-Core uses hyperthreading and has 2 logical threads per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Core i3-8130U 2-Core and APU A10-5750M Quad-Core are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 0.3 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 3584 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i3-8130U 2-Core, and although the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Core i3-8130U 2-Core has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core, and was created with a 18 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Core i3-8130U 2-Core will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The Core i3-8130U 2-Core and the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core both have an on-board GPU, which means that they will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card.

For an in-depth GPU comparison, click on the GPU comparison icon that you can find throughout Game-Debate:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameKaby LakeRichland
MoBo SocketFC-BGA1356Socket FS1
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date30 Mar 201812 Mar 2013
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs4
CPU Threads4vs4
Clock Speed2.2 GHzvs2.5 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.4 GHzvs3.5 GHz
Max TDP15 Wvs35 W
Lithography14 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature125°Cvs105°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs-
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs4096 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size4 MBvs-
Max Memory Size-vs-
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 630Radeon HD 8650G
Base GPU Frequency-vs533 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs720 MHz
DirectX-vs11.1
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Core i3-8130U 2-Core 2.2GHz is a mid-range laptop CPU based on an enhanced version of Intel's 7th Gen 14nm Kaby Lake microarchitecture. It offers 2 physical cores (4 logical), clocked at 2.2GHz, rising to 3.4GHz with Boost Clock enabled. It doesn't have an unlocked multiplier therefore it can't be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 4MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 32GB. It has a configurable Thermal Power Design, ranging from just 10W at 800MHz upto 25W for 1.8 GHz. It is on par with competitor processors. Among its many features are Intel Enhanced Speed Shift, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost 20, and Virtualization Technology. It integrates Intel UHD Graphics 620 on board. It has a base frequency of 300MHz which can go up to 1GHz as well as offering DirectX 12 support. This CPU is likely to offer below average computational performance and may suffer from performance dips in more demanding applications such as the latest AAA titles.APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is a high-end mobile processor based on the 32nm, Richland micro-architecture.
It offers 4 Cores, initially clocked at 2.5GHz that go up to 3.5GHz, in Turbo Mode and 4MB of L2 Cache. It features integrated Graphics called Radeon HD 8650G which offer 384 Shader Processing Units and perform substantially better than Radeon HD 7660G. The max memory speed supported by the CPU is DDR3-1866. It consumes up to 35 Watt.
Expect a 10% performance boost when compared to its predecessor (A10-4600M). This CPU is still a bottleneck for high-end GPUs such as Radeon HD 7970M/GeForce GTX 680M and should only be paired with performance GPUs - Radeon HD 7850M/GeForce GTX 660M.