CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 420e vs 5000 among all 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

6.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A4 5000 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A4 5000  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 420e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X3 420e

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.55 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
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AMD A4 5000

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 13.97 pt/W vs 2.04 pt/W More than 6.8x better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 10.97W vs 36.56W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 72 °C 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
More cores 4 vs 3 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.25 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 11.83 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X3 420e vs A4 5000

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X3 420e  vs
A4 5000 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.55 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
BGA 769
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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon II X3 420e  vs
A4 5000 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB None
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 45W 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 3.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 11.83 $/year
Performance per watt 2.04 pt/W 13.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 10.97W
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