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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 Size: L1: 512 KB, L2: 4.0 MB,

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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2011

CPUmark/$Price: 33.91

Overall Rank: 2340

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

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1219
Samples: 587*
*Margin for error: Low

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

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

Integer Math6,989 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math5,392 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting6,433 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption587.6 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression52,257 KBytes/Sec
Physics193 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions1,252 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,219 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 9th of June 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for AMD A8-3870K APU

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 4th of June 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 4th of June 2023.
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
BL1819416 - May 16 2023
BL1755716 - Feb 26 2023
BL1731380 - Jan 28 2023
BL1731319 - Jan 28 2023
BL1730821 - Jan 27 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for AMD A8-3870K APU
As of 9th of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
AMD A8-3870K APU
AMD A8-5600K APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,821 (+22.3%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,738 (+18.7%)
AMD A8-5500 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,582 (+11.9%)
AMD A6-3670 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,155 (-6.6%)
Intel Core i5-650 @ 3.20GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,235 (-3.2%)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,586 (+12.1%)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,481 (+7.5%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,444 (+5.9%)
Intel Core i3-3250 @ 3.50GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,421 (+4.9%)
AMD A8-3850 APU vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,348 (+1.8%)
Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
2,308 (+0.0%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz vs AMD A8-3870K APU
1,785 (-22.6%)

Is the AMD A8-3870K APU Good for Gaming?
As of 9th of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i7-13700K
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600KF
Intel Core i9-13900T
AMD A8-3870K APU