AMD Athlon X4 750K vs Intel Core i7-870S

Price now 59$
Games supported 76%
Intel Core i7-870S
Intel Core i7-870S
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AMD Athlon X4 750K
AMD Athlon X4 750K
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Price now 15.76$
Games supported 76%

General info

Comparing Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating16751663
Place by popularity29no data
Value for money3.15no data
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameLynnfield (2009−2010)Trinity (2012−2013)
Release date19 July 2010 (12 years old)2 October 2012 (10 years old)
Current price$59 $15.76
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Technical specs

Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K 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 cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed2.66 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed3.6 GHz4 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)192K
L2 cache256 KB (per core)4 MB (shared)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)no data
Chip lithography45 nm32 nm
Die size296 mm2246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data74 °C
Number of transistors774 million1,303 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-no data
Unlocked multiplier-+


Information on Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K 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 configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)82 Watt100 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2no data
FMAno data+
AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology1.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
PAE36 Bitno data

Security technologies

Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3-1866
Maximum memory size16 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth21 GB/sno data
ECC memory support-no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-870S and Athlon X4 750K.

PCIe version2.02.0
PCI Express lanes16no 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.

i7-870S 2.21
Athlon X4 750K 2.24
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i7-870S 2786
Athlon X4 750K 2828

Athlon X4 750K outperforms Core i7-870S by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.21 2.24
Recency 19 July 2010 2 October 2012
Boost clock speed 3600 4000
Base clock speed 2660 3400
Chip lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 82 Watt 100 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i7-870S
Core i7-870S


AMD Athlon X4 750K
Athlon X4 750K

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Competitors of Core i7-870S by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-870S from AMD is A8-6500, which is faster by 1% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD A8-6500 A8 6500

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-870S:

A8-5600K 101.36
A8-6500 100.9
Core i7-870S 100
A10-5700 98.64
A6-9400 97.74

Competitors of Athlon X4 750K by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X4 750K by Intel is Celeron G5905, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron G5905 Celeron G5905

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon X4 750K:

Core i7-930 102.68
Core i3-4130T 102.23
Core i3-4350T 102.23
Athlon X4 750K 100
Core i7-920 99.11
Core i7-860S 99.11

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User rating

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