AMD A8-5500 vs Intel Core i7-5600U

Compare AMD 2 core CPU vs Intel 5th 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

17 %
6% slightly better overall score
16 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

31 %
Identical
31 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
8% slightly better multitasking score
12 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
8% slightly better heavy workload score
12 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,223
1,497
22% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

443
681
53% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
15 W
333% significantly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

896th of 1,337
924th of 1,337

Family

The product line

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5th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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February 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

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No

A8-5500 vs Core i7-5600U comparison

In our benchmarks, the A8-5500 beats the Core i7-5600U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-5600U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. The Core i7-5600U outputs less heat than A8-5500 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. Indeed, the A8-5500 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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