CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 940 vs 5200 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

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 940 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X4 940  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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AMD Phenom II X4 940

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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 940

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 940

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X4 940

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,456 vs 3,330 Around 65% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,543 vs 1,061 More than 45% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5200

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 5200

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 101.56W 5x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 9.41 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W Around 8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 62 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer May, 2013 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 940 vs A6 5200

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 940
121,350 MB/s
A6 5200
982,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 940  vs
A6 5200 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes 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

power consumption

TDP 125W 25W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 9.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 20.31W

details

Phenom II X4 940  vs
A6 5200 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.83 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8400
Latest DirectX N/A 11.1
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz
AMD Phenom II X4 940
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