Intel Core i7-920 vs AMD A8-7670K

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

18 %
19 %
5% slightly better overall score

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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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
28% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
33% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

130 W
95 W
36% slightly 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
830th of 1,327


The product line

A8-Series APU for Desktops

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2008
July 2015

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 A8-7670K comparison

In our benchmarks, the A8-7670K beats the Core i7-920 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-920 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-920 has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the A8-7670K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-920. Also, the A8-7670K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The A8-7670K outputs less heat than Core i7-920 thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Core i7-920 has significantly more L2 cache than the A8-7670K

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-920 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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