Intel Core i3-7020U vs AMD FX-4200

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i3 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

13 %
18 %
38% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

25 %
32 %
28% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
14 %
55% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

9 %
13 %
44% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
733% significantly lower TDP
125 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,029th of 1,327
851st of 1,327


The product line

7th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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