AMD’s FX-8800P is the chip maker’s top-of-the-line quad-core processor for notebook PCs. However, it offers mid-range performance, similar to the popular Intel Core i5 dual-core series. The AMD FX-8800P running at speed of up to 3.4GHz isn’t as power-efficient as Intel’s counterparts either. It consumes 35 Watts of power by default, as opposed to 15W. But, computer manufacturers are actually allowed to configure the power consumption of the FX-8800P to match needs and design of a notebook model it is used in. AMD enables TDP as low as 12W on this model. The power reduction degrades performance, of course. So, if performance is your major concern, you should ask your laptop seller whether the FX-8800P in the laptop model you’re interested in runs at full speed or not.
Here’s a benchmark comparison chart showing how the CPU compares to other popular notebook-use parts. Again, keep in mind that actual performance might greatly vary depending on power configuration of the chip.
As a good selling point, the processor incorporates the AMD Radeon R7-series graphics, which has better specs than most integrated graphics solutions on the market. For instance, it’s claimed to offer much smoother frame rates in comparison to the widely adopted Intel HD 5500 in games like Counter Strike: GO or League of Legends, as showed in the video below. However, it still greatly lags behind the gaming-class dedicated video cards for laptops.