AMD A8-3870K
Top 46%241 points
Top 46%
Total clock speed
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203 CPUs
10.67GHz - 16GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
No
total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
number of transistors
RAM speed
thermal design power (TDP)
4 x 3
GHz
AMD Opteron 6220
8 x 8GHz
Best

AMD A8-3870K: 28 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 8GHz
148
0

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
Samsung Exynos 7420: 2873MHz
104
0

3. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
600MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
65
0

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
65
0

5. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
64
0

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
512KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB
62
0

7. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
100W
Intel Atom Z670: 3W
61
0

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
3724
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 17470
61
0

9. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
AMD Opteron 6380: 16MB
60
0

10. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
56
0

11. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
29.8GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s
54
0

12. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
AMD A8-3870K
7% have it
45
0

13. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
AMD A8-3870K
68% have it
44
0

14. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1178 million
Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit): 7100 million
43
0

15. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
AMD A8-3870K
84% have it
42
0

16. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
2
Intel Core i7-4770K: 3
40
0

17. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-3960X: 4
40
0

18. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1046
Intel Core i7-4790K: 2546
40
0

19. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
4108
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
38
0

20. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD A8-3870K
88% have it
33
0

21. height

40mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
30
0

22. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
AMD A8-3870K
95% have it
30
0

23. CPU temperature

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
27.7°C
Intel Core i7-3940XM: 105°C
30
0

24. supported displays

Using multiple displays you can create a larger work space, making it easier to work across multiple applications.
2
AMD A10-5800K: 4
29
0

25. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
AMD A8-3870K
98% have it
27
0

26. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
64GB
Intel Xeon E7-8870: 4096GB
27
0

27. SSE version

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
3
Intel Core i7-4770K: 4.2
27
0

28. width

40mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
27
0

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