AMD A8-7650K 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

17 %
18 %
5% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

31 %
29% slightly better gaming score
24 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
15 %
15% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
15 %
15% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

28% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

3% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
64% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
31% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


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


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

872nd of 1,327
862nd of 1,327


The product line

A8-Series APU for Desktops

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2015
February 2011

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A8-7650K vs Core i7-2635QM benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-2635QM beats the A8-7650K in overall performance. Despite this, the A8-7650K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-2635QM has significantly more cores than the A8-7650K. Indeed, the Core i7-2635QM has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the A8-7650K. It also has more threads than the A8-7650K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the A8-7650K has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-2635QM. Also, the A8-7650K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-2635QM outputs less heat than A8-7650K 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. Indeed, the A8-7650K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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