CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200B vs 4000 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A4 4000 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A4 4000  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 5200B vs the A4 4000.

Front view of AMD A4 4000

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 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 PassMark score 1,809 vs 1,334 More than 35% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 5.4 pt/W vs 0.87 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz vs 3.26 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 68 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.49 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2013 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 5 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5200B vs A4 4000

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5200B
1,969.5
A4 4000
2,519

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5200B
1,084.5
A4 4000
1,622

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5200B
73.75 MB/s
A4 4000
1,830,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 4000
1,809

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
A4 4000 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.87 pt/W 5.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
A4 4000 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.49 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,554.3 1,069.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 4.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 720 MHz
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