Select any two CPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU A10-5750M Quad-Core Phenom II X3 N870
Cyberpunk 2077 167% 320%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 260% 466%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 159% 307%
FIFA 21 150% 293%
Grand Theft Auto VI 339% 591%
Hitman 3 260% 466%
Genshin Impact 102% 218%
Far Cry 6 322% 563%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 316% 554%
Watch Dogs Legion 260% 466%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is massively better than the AMD Phenom II X3 N870 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core was released over a year more recently than the Phenom II X3, and so the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has 1 more core than the Phenom II X3. With 4 cores, the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core and Phenom II X3 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 0.2 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 2560 KB bigger L2 cache than the Phenom II X3, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

Both the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core and the Phenom II X3 have the same TDP of 35 Watts, but the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Phenom II X3, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Radeon HD 8650G, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameRichlandChamplain
MoBo SocketSocket FS1Socket S1g4
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date12 Mar 201304 Jan 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs3
CPU Threads4vs-
Clock Speed2.5 GHzvs2.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.5 GHzvs-
Max TDP35 Wvs35 W
Lithography32 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs-
Max Temperature105°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs384 KB
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs1536 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
Memory Channels-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
Comparison

CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon HD 8650Gno
Base GPU Frequency533 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency720 MHzvs-
DirectX11.1vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
Comparison

CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs-
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAPU A10-5750M Quad-Core is a high-end mobile processor based on the 32nm, Richland micro-architecture.
It offers 4 Cores, initially clocked at 2.5GHz that go up to 3.5GHz, in Turbo Mode and 4MB of L2 Cache. It features integrated Graphics called Radeon HD 8650G which offer 384 Shader Processing Units and perform substantially better than Radeon HD 7660G. The max memory speed supported by the CPU is DDR3-1866. It consumes up to 35 Watt.
Expect a 10% performance boost when compared to its predecessor (A10-4600M). This CPU is still a bottleneck for high-end GPUs such as Radeon HD 7970M/GeForce GTX 680M and should only be paired with performance GPUs - Radeon HD 7850M/GeForce GTX 660M.
Phenom II X3 N870 is a triple core mobile CPU based on the Champlain Core and therefore related to the Athlon II X3 Desktop Series.
It features 3 cores, clocked 2.3GHz and the fastest supported memory is DDR3-1333.
Its performance is average and decent enough to run most games at high settings fluently, if paired with the appropriate GPU, obviously. However, the most demanding games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.