Intel Core i7-4785T vs AMD FX-8320

General info

Comparing Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.30
 
1.89
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Architecture codename
Haswell
 
Vishera
Launch date
1 April 2014 (7 years ago)
 
23 October 2012 (8 years ago)
Price now
$1000
 
$159

Technical specs

Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
8 (Octa-Core)
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.2 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.2 GHz
 
4 GHz
L2 cache
no data
 
8192 KB
L3 cache
8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
 
no data
Chip lithography
22 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
no data
 
315 mm2
Maximum core temperature
66 °C
 
61 °C
Number of transistors
no data
 
1,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
-
 
+
P0 Vcore voltage
no data
 
Min: 1.2 V - Max: 1.4 V

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1150
 
AM3+
Thermal design power (TDP)
35 Watt
 
125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4785T and FX-8320. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
SIPP
+
 
-
FDI
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
Identity Protection
+
 
-
OS Guard
+
 
no data
Anti-Theft
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 are enumerated here.

AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4785T and FX-8320. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
Not Listed
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
no data
Max memory channels
2
 
no data
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
 
no data
Max video memory
2 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data
VGA
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over eDP
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over VGA
1920x1200@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
11.2/12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.3
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4785T and FX-8320.

PCIe version
Up to 3.0
 
n/a
PCI Express lanes
16
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-4785T 6.14
FX-8320 6.15 +0.2%

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i7-4785T 5388
FX-8320 5397 +0.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4785T and FX-8320 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

i7-4785T satisfies the 99% minimum and 89% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
89%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
89%

FX-8320 satisfies the 99% minimum and 90% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
90%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
90%

Competitors of Core i7-4785T from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4785T from AMD is FX-8320, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-4785T:

Competitors of FX-8320 from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8320 from Intel is Core i5-4670, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to FX-8320:

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4785T

Much newer (1 April 2014 vs 23 October 2012)

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)

Lower power consumption (35W vs 125W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

SIPP

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

DisplayPortMenu

HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD FX-8320

0.2% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($159 vs $1000)

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Unlocked

FMA4

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-4785T and AMD FX-8320. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i7-4785T and FX-8320, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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