CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200 vs 5000 among laptop 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A6 5200

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 5200

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Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.55 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Better sky diver score 1,486 vs 1,328 More than 10% better sky diver score
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 1,790 vs 1,606 More than 10% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,659.5 vs 2,038.5 More than 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,061 vs 842 More than 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
Front view of AMD A4 5000

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AMD A4 5000

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Lower typical power consumption 10.97W vs 20.31W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Newer Feb, 2014 vs May, 2013 Release date 9 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 3.25 $/year vs 6.02 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 5200 vs A4 5000

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5200
19 mHash/s
A4 5000
16.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A6 5200
0.51 fps
A4 5000
0.41 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
1,790
A4 5000
1,606

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
1,486
A4 5000
1,328

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 5200
2,476
A4 5000
2,185

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
1,061
A4 5000
842

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
3,224
A4 5000
2,499

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A6 5200
2,659.5
A4 5000
2,038.5

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A6 5200  vs
A4 5000 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 0 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600

details

A6 5200  vs
A4 5000 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache None None
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 8400 Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 25W 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 3.25 $/year
Performance per watt 13.06 pt/W 20.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 10.97W
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so essentially.. the A6 is a stock overclocked A4 w/2 less supported instruction set? where can i get an OC tool for A4?
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