AMD A8-7600 vs Intel Core i7-2635QM

Compare AMD A8-Series APU for Desktops 2 core CPU vs Intel Core 4 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

18 %
Identical
18 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

33 %
37% slightly better gaming score
24 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
15 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
15 %
7% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,385
1,868
34% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

477
508
6% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
55% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
31% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
45 W
44% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

830th of 1,326
861st of 1,326

Family

The product line

A8-Series APU for Desktops
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2014
February 2011

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3
DDR3-1066

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

A8-7600 vs Core i7-2635QM comparison

In our benchmarks, the A8-7600 beats the Core i7-2635QM in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-2635QM in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Core i7-2635QM has significantly more cores with 2 compared to the A8-7600 that has 4. It also has more threads than the A8-7600.

Our database shows that the A8-7600 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-2635QM. Also, the A8-7600 has a slightly higher turbo speed.

The Core i7-2635QM outputs less heat than A8-7600 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 A8-7600 over the Core i7-2635QM.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the A8-7600 and the Core i7-2635QM, 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. Indeed, the A8-7600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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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