AMD FX-4170 vs Intel Core i5-4310M

Compare AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition 2 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 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

32 %
Identical
32 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
Identical
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
Identical
13 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,478
1,517
2% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

515
697
35% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
55% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

125 W
37 W
237% significantly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

851st of 1,327
844th of 1,327

Family

The product line

FX 4-Core Black Edition
4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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February 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

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No

FX-4170 vs Core i5-4310M benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-4310M performs better than the FX-4170. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-4170 in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the FX-4170 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4310M. The Core i5-4310M outputs less heat than FX-4170 thanks to a 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 FX-4170 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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