Intel Core i5-8265U vs AMD FX-8320

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 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

28 %
30 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

48 %
11% slightly better gaming score
43 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

22 %
26 %
18% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

21 %
25 %
19% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,272
2,507
10% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

720
37% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
524

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
118% significantly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
733% significantly lower TDP
125 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
8 MiB
700% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

6 MiB
8 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

643rd of 1,335
600th of 1,335

Family

The product line

8th Generation Core i5
FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2018
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
DDR3

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
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Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
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Core i5-8265U vs FX-8320 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the FX-8320 beats the Core i5-8265U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-8265U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the FX-8320 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-8265U. A Core i5-8265U CPU outputs less heat than a FX-8320 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the FX-8320 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-8265U. The FX-8320 also has slightly more L3 cache.

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 i5-8265U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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