CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4500M vs 5200

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

A8 4500M
6.4
A6 5200
6.5
3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-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
4.5
A6 5200
4.5
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 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
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
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 nms vs 32 nms 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
Slightly better performance per watt 13.72 pt/W vs 9.39 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
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
3,173
A6 5200
3,243

GeekBench

A8 4500M
4,382
A6 5200
3,243

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M
2,438
A6 5200
2,659.5

Passmark

A8 4500M
2,675
A6 5200
2,436

Passmark (Single Core)

A8 4500M
848
A6 5200
781

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

A8 4500M  vs
A6 5200 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ HD 7640G Radeon™ HD 8400
Latest DirectX 11.0 11.1

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 nms 28 nms
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

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 9.39 pt/W 13.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W
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