AMD FX-4320 vs Intel Core i7-4578U

Compare AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition 2 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 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 %
5% slightly better overall score
17 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
3% slightly better gaming score
31 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
7% slightly better multitasking score
13 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
Identical
13 %

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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
33% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
28 W
239% significantly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

860th of 1,327
885th of 1,327

Family

The product line

FX 4-Core Black Edition
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

-
August 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

FX-4320 vs Core i7-4578U comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the FX-4320 performs better than the Core i7-4578U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4578U in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the FX-4320 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4578U. The Core i7-4578U outputs less heat than FX-4320 thanks to a significantly 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. Indeed, the FX-4320 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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