AMD A8-4500M vs Intel Core i7-8700

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AMD A8-4500M CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-8700
AMD A8-4500M Intel Core i7-8700

CPU comparison

AMD A8-4500M or Intel Core i7-8700 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD A8-4500M has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD A8-4500M was released in Q2/2012.

The Intel Core i7-8700 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-8700 was released in Q4/2017.
AMD A (112) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
AMD A8-4000M (2) CPU group Intel Core i 8000 (20)
2 Generation 8
Trinity (Piledriver) Architecture Coffee Lake S
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i7-7700
-- Successor Intel Core i7-9700

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A8-4500M has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A8-4500M is 1.90 GHz (2.80 GHz) while the Intel Core i7-8700 has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-8700 is at 3.20 GHz (4.60 GHz).

AMD A8-4500M Characteristic Intel Core i7-8700
4 Cores 6
4 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.90 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.60 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.30 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD A8-4500M Characteristic Intel Core i7-8700
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD A8-4500M or Intel Core i7-8700 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

AMD Radeon HD 7640G GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
0.50 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
0.69 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
4 GPU Generation 9.5
32 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
4 Compute units 24
256 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
11 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon HD 7640G GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD A8-4500M can use up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Intel Core i7-8700 supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 42.7 GB/s.

AMD A8-4500M Characteristic Intel Core i7-8700
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 16
-- PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD A8-4500M is 35 W, while the Intel Core i7-8700 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD A8-4500M Characteristic Intel Core i7-8700
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD A8-4500M is manufactured in 32 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i7-8700 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 12.00 MB cache.

AMD A8-4500M Characteristic Intel Core i7-8700
32 nm Technology 14 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
FS1r2 Socket LGA 1151-2
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2012 Release date Q4/2017
-- Release price 340 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD A8-4500M (25%)
Intel Core i7-8700 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD A8-4500M (13%)
Intel Core i7-8700 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
316 (27%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1172 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
844 (14%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
5891 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
93 (19%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
481 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
285 (8%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
3547 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
AMD Radeon HD 7640G @ 0.69 GHz
351 (79%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2702 (21%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
12958 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
389 (11%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3674 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
61 (30%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
203 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
158 (11%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1434 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
69 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
365 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1146 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
7969 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1459 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
6027 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
118 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
231.5 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD A8-4500M AMD A8-4500M
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
488 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD A8-4500M Intel Core i7-8700
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