CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 5200 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A6 5200 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A6 5200  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD A8 4500M

Reasons to consider the
AMD A8 4500M

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Much higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 2.8 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,220 vs 1,790 Around 25% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 36.54 mHash/s vs 19 mHash/s More than 90% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Better cloud gate score 3,331 vs 2,476 Around 35% better cloud gate score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,223 vs 1,061 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
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AMD A6 5200

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Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher GPU clock speed 600 MHz vs 496 MHz More than 20% higher GPU clock speed
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 3,436 vs 3,076 More than 10% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Newer May, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of A8 4500M vs A6 5200

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s
A6 5200
19 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

A8 4500M
0.38 fps
A6 5200
0.51 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,220
A6 5200
1,790

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
2,194
A6 5200
1,486

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A8 4500M
3,331
A6 5200
2,476

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
3,234
A6 5200
3,330

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,223
A6 5200
1,061

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s
A6 5200
982,400 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 4500M  vs
A6 5200 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 10.32 pt/W 10.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W

details

A8 4500M  vs
A6 5200 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.33 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7640G Radeon™ HD 8400
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.1
GPU clock speed 496 MHz 600 MHz

memory controller

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