AMD FX-8800P: AMD’s Fastest Laptop Processor

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.

AMD FX-8800P Benchmark

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.

Specifications of the AMD FX-8800P

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD FX-8800P:

Processor Name

AMD FX-8800P

CPU Family

AMD "Carrizo"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 1 thread per core

CPU Clock Speed

Base: 2.1GHz, Turbo: 3.4GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1333MHz
DDR3 1600MHz
DDR3 1866MHz
DDR3 2133MHz

Integrated Graphics

AMD Radeon R7 Series

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Written by on August 30, 2015

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the AMD FX-8800P

Below you can read and submit user reviews, comments, questions, and answers regarding the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Juan Luna

    Is there a way to have AMD overdrive work for AMD FX-8800P? I downloaded it and it states it does not detect a AMD chip set or the CPU does not support this. Thanks for your time.

  2. Daniel Dora

    How to use turbo boost for AMD FX-8800P?

    • Steve

      you can use the AMD CATALYST CONTROL and set minimum and maximum CPU clock in the highest… You can unlock it by downloading the AMD Overdrive


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