AMD FX-9370 vs Intel Core i7-3820QM

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

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The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 233
$ 266.00 significantly less expensive
$ 499

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

34 %
47% significantly better overall score
23 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

49 %
32% slightly better gaming score
37 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

29 %
52% significantly better multitasking score
19 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

28 %
47% significantly better heavy workload score
19 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
62% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

220 W
45 W
388% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

525th of 1,327
741st of 1,327


The product line

FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


FX-9370 vs Core i7-3820QM benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the FX-9370 performs better than the Core i7-3820QM. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-3820QM in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the FX-9370 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-3820QM. The Core i7-3820QM 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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