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AMD A8-3870K APU

Price and performance details for the AMD A8-3870K APU can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the AMD A8-3870K APU Good for Gaming?

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AMD A8-3870K APU


Class: Desktop

Socket: FM1

Clockspeed: 3.0 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 100 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 64 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 64 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 1024 KB

Other names: AMD A8-3870 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2011

CPUmark/$Price: 33.83

Overall Rank: 2709

Last Price Change: $68.04 USD (2022-12-15)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1207
Samples: 597*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 3,277
Thread: 1,010

CPU Test Suite Average Results for AMD A8-3870K APU

Integer Math6,925 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,331 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,365 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption588.1 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression52,009 KBytes/Sec
Physics192 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions1,259 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,207 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 22nd of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for AMD A8-3870K APU

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 19th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for AMD A8-3870K APU
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2088319 - Apr 27 2024
BL2029780 - Feb 20 2024
BL2015722 - Feb 04 2024
BL2002043 - Jan 20 2024
BL1987936 - Jan 05 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for AMD A8-3870K APU
As of 22nd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
AMD A8-3870K APU
AMD A8-5600K APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,853 (+23.9%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,734 (+18.8%)
AMD A8-5500 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,603 (+13.1%)
AMD Phenom II X4 850 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,361 (+2.6%)
Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,262 (-1.7%)
AMD A6-3670 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,171 (-5.7%)
AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,238 (-2.8%)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,624 (+14.0%)
Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,537 (+10.2%)
AMD Phenom II X4 975 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,536 (+10.2%)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,511 (+9.1%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,470 (+7.3%)

Is the AMD A8-3870K APU Good for Gaming?
As of 22nd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-14900KF
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i7-14700KF
AMD A8-3870K APU