AMD A8-3870K vs Intel Pentium 4417U

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel 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 %
13 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

24 %
4% slightly better gaming score
23 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

10 %
10 %

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

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Ranking in the hardwareDB database

999th of 1,326
1,010th of 1,326

A8-3870K vs Pentium 4417U comparison

In our benchmarks, the A8-3870K beats the Pentium 4417U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium 4417U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that A8-3870K has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Pentium 4417U that has 2. But they both have the same number of threads.

The Pentium 4417U 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.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the A8-3870K over the Pentium 4417U.

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Use the table to the left to compare both the A8-3870K and the Pentium 4417U, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 A8-3870K has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.


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