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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game APU A10-5750M Quad-Core Core i7-940XM 4-Core 2.13GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 167% 47%
Hitman 3 260% 98%
Resident Evil 8 197% 64%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 260% 98%
FIFA 21 150% 38%
Grand Theft Auto VI 339% 142%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 159% 43%
Genshin Impact 102% 12%
Far Cry 6 322% 133%
The Medium 359% 153%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i7-940XM 4-Core 2.13GHz is massively better than the AMD APU A10-5750M Quad-Core 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 Core i7-940XM 4-Core, 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 and the Core i7-940XM 4-Core both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

The Core i7-940XM 4-Core has 4 more threads than the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core. The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has one thread per physical core, whereas the Core i7-940XM 4-Core uses hyperthreading and has 2 logical threads per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

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 Core i7-940XM 4-Core 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 0.37 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. In this case, however, the difference is enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the .

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 3072 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i7-940XM 4-Core, and although the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out in this area.

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.

The APU A10-5750M Quad-Core has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Core i7-940XM 4-Core. However, the Core i7-940XM 4-Core was created with a 10 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the APU A10-5750M Quad-Core and the Core i7-940XM 4-Core would appear to produce roughly the same amount of heat, and consume about the same amount of power.

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 Core i7-940XM 4-Core, 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 CodenameRichlandClarksfield
MoBo SocketSocket FS1rPGA 988A / B / Socket G1 / G2
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date12 Mar 201320 Jun 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
CPU Threads4vs8
Clock Speed2.5 GHzvs2.13 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.5 GHzvs3.33 GHz
Max TDP35 Wvs55 W
Lithography32 nmvs22 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature105°Cvs100°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs256 KB
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Speed-vs-
L3 Cache Size-vs8 MB
Max Memory Size-vs8 GB
Max Memory Bandwidth-vs25.6 GB/s
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
Comparison

CPU Graphics

GraphicsRadeon HD 8650G
Base GPU Frequency533 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency720 MHzvs-
DirectX11.1vs-
Displays Supported-vs3
Comparison

CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B)
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs3
PCIe Configurations-vs3

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.
Core i7-940XM 4-Core 2.13GHz is an enthusiast mobile CPU based on the 45nm, Nehalem architecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 2.0GHz, which may go up to 3.33GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics and has a rated board TDP of 55W.

It is a powerful processor whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementIntel Quick Sync Video
AMDBusiness ClassIntel InTru 3D
AMD Black EditionIntel Insider
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Flexible Display
Intel Clear Video HD
Intel vPro
Intel Hyper-Threading
Intel Virt. Tech. for Directed I/O
Intel Trusted Execution
AES New Instructions
Intel Anti-Theft
Idle States
Intel SpeedStep
Thermal Monitoring
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with EPT
Embedded Options