Core i3-7020U vs FX-4200 comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the FX-4200 performs better than the Core i3-7020U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-7020U in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the FX-4200 has significantly more cores than the Core i3-7020U. Indeed, the FX-4200 has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i3-7020U. But they both have the same number of threads. A Core i3-7020U 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.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i3-7020U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.