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 %
Identical
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 %
Identical
14 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,892
36% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
1,385

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

477
Identical
477

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
100% significantly more cores
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
100% significantly more threads
4

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

TDP

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

3
49% significantly more memory channels
2

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

8 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
4 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

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

Family

The product line

Core
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

DDR3-1066
DDR3

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

-
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
-

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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