AMD A8-3800 vs Intel Core i5-4200U

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

11 %
11 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

20 %
22 %
10% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
9 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

8 %
8 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

59% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
15 W
333% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,086th of 1,337
1,074th of 1,337


The product line

4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A8-3800 vs Core i5-4200U comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-4200U performs better than the A8-3800. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the A8-3800 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the A8-3800 has significantly more cores than the Core i5-4200U. Indeed, the A8-3800 has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i5-4200U. But they both have the same number of threads. The Core i5-4200U outputs less heat than A8-3800 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the A8-3800 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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