A8-3850 vs Core i7-4600U comparison
In our benchmarks, the A8-3850 beats the Core i7-4600U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-4600U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the A8-3850 has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Core i7-4600U has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. The Core i7-4600U outputs less heat than A8-3850 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the A8-3850 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.