Intel Core i7-920 vs AMD A8-7600

Compare Intel Core 4 core CPU vs AMD A8-Series APU for Desktops 2 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

18 %
18 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

30 %
33 %
10% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

15 %
7% slightly better multitasking score
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
14 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

36% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark




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
3 GHz
10% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
29% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

130 W
65 W
100% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

49% significantly more memory channels

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

8 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
4 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

854th of 1,327
831st of 1,327


The product line

A8-Series APU for Desktops

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2008
July 2014

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


Core i7-920 vs A8-7600 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the A8-7600 performs better than the Core i7-920. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-920 in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-920 has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the A8-7600 has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the A8-7600. Our comparison shows that the A8-7600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-920. Also, the A8-7600 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The A8-7600 outputs less heat than Core i7-920 thanks to a 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 Core i7-920 has more L2 cache than the A8-7600

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 Core i7-920 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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