AMD FX-4200 vs Intel Core i7-975

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 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 %
23 %
27% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
36 %
12% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
19 %
35% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
19 %
46% significantly better heavy workload score

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

125 W
4% slightly lower TDP
130 W

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

851st of 1,327
746th of 1,327

Family

The product line

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Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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May 2009

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

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No

FX-4200 vs Core i7-975 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-975 is faster than the FX-4200. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-4200 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-975 has more threads. A FX-4200 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-975 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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. For instance, the FX-4200 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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