CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4460 vs 7600 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4460  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4460

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 6,647 vs 5,140 Around 30% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,946 vs 1,537 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of AMD A8 7600

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AMD A8 7600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 720 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs May, 2014 Release date 2 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs A8 7600

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
14.39 mHash/s
A8 7600
64.45 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
1.04 fps
A8 7600
1.07 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4460
2,982
A8 7600
3,177

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4460
3,209
A8 7600
4,484

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4460
6,176
A8 7600
5,957

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
9,739
A8 7600
6,014

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
3,086
A8 7600
2,062

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s
A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Core i5 4460  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 71.3°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 720 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.68 pt/W 8.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W
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Comments

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gadgety The core I5 is a $200+ processor, while the AMD-7600 is 60-80
As an owner of both of these CPUs, and using both daily for gaming (bedroom and living room gaming) I can say all of this is truly correct. In single core tests the A8 loses, I know because Guild Wars, made on directx 9 uses single cores more and the I5 does great for Guild Wars. Now when we look at Metro Lastlight Redux, They perform VERY similar. Cudos to CPUBOSS, this is the first time I've ever seen this site give AMD the respect and win in a close match up.
A8 7600 is good in gaming
So the Core i5 4460 is 29% better when using all cores in Passmark, and 25% better in single core. The i5 uses 31% more electrical energy. Based on the price links here the i5 costs 71% more than the A8-7600, yet CPU Boss deems the i5 equal value? How is that explained? Get max 30% better CPU performance for 71% more money. Furthermore, in my country the Core i5 4460 is 137% more expensive.
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