AMD FX-9370 vs Intel Core i5-4690

Compare AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 233
$ 107
$ 126.43 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

34 %
6% slightly better overall score
32 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

49 %
58 %
18% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

29 %
16% slightly better multitasking score
25 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

28 %
16% slightly better heavy workload score
24 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

0% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

52% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
25% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

220 W
84 W
161% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

525th of 1,327
549th of 1,327


The product line

FX 8-Core Black Edition
4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


FX-9370 vs Core i5-4690 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the FX-9370 is faster than the Core i5-4690. Despite this, the Core i5-4690 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the FX-9370 has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the FX-9370 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4690. The Core i5-4690 outputs less heat than FX-9370 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-9370 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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