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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 5200B vs the A4 5300.

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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
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark score 1,999 vs 1,334 Around 50% better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 7.32 pt/W vs 0.87 pt/W Around 8.5x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 3.26 GHz Around 40% 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) 3.4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5200B vs A4 5300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5200B
1,969.5
A4 5300
2,755

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5200B
1,084.5
A4 5300
1,802

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5200B
73.75 MB/s
A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 5300
1,999

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.4 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
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
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 7.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 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 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 723 MHz
AMD Athlon X2 5200B
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