CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 5200

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 4500M
6.3
A6 5200
6.3
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

A8 4500M
6.9
A6 5200
6.7
Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

A8 4500M
5.3
A6 5200
5.4
TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

A8 4500M
4.6
A6 5200
4.6
Features and specifications that differ between products

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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 None Compared to all cpus, 2.8 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much 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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.33 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD A6 5200

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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
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
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

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 4500M
3,154
A6 5200
3,225

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M
2,875
A6 5200
3,436

GeekBench

A8 4500M
4,382
A6 5200
3,436

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M
2,438
A6 5200
2,659.5

Passmark

A8 4500M
2,676
A6 5200
2,433

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 4500M
848
A6 5200
782

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 None
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
MMX
AVX 1.1
SSE
SSE4.2
AMD64
AVX
XOP
SSE3
CLMUL
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4a
AES
CVT16
AMD-V
BMI1
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 9.35 pt/W 13.66 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
AMD A8 4500M
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