AMD A8-3870K vs Intel Core i5-5300U

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel 5th 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

13 %
14 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

24 %
27 %
12% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

10 %
11 %
10% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

10 %
10 %

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

100 W
15 W
566% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,006th of 1,337
987th of 1,337


The product line

5th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


A8-3870K vs Core i5-5300U comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-5300U is faster than the A8-3870K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the A8-3870K in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the A8-3870K has significantly more cores than the Core i5-5300U. Indeed, the A8-3870K has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i5-5300U. But they both have the same number of threads. The Core i5-5300U outputs less heat than A8-3870K 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 A8-3870K has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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