AMD A8-3850 vs Intel Core i7-4600U

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 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

13 %
8% slightly better overall score
12 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

23 %
24 %
4% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

10 %
11% slightly better multitasking score
9 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

10 %
11% slightly better heavy workload score
9 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,253
1,317
5% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

385
637
65% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
100% significantly more cores
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

100 W
15 W
566% significantly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,027th of 1,335
1,041st of 1,335

Family

The product line

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4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

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No

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.

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