AMD A8-7650K vs AMD FX-4200

Compare AMD A8-Series APU for Desktops 2 core CPU vs AMD 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 %
32 %
3% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
14 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
Identical
13 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
92% significantly lower TDP
125 W

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

871st of 1,326
851st of 1,326

Family

The product line

A8-Series APU for Desktops
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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2015
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3
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Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
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A8-7650K vs FX-4200 comparison

In our benchmarks, the FX-4200 beats the A8-7650K in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the A8-7650K in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that FX-4200 has significantly more cores with 2 compared to the A8-7650K that has 4. But they both have the same number of threads.

A A8-7650K CPU outputs less heat than a FX-4200 CPU because of its 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 FX-4200 over the A8-7650K.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the A8-7650K and the FX-4200, 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 A8-7650K 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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