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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2400

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Intel Core i5 2400

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 2400 vs the AMD FX 4200.

Front view of AMD FX 4200

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2400 vs FX 4200

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
8,298
FX 4200
5,560

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
2,638
FX 4200
1,888

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s
FX 4200
2,300,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
8,258
FX 4200
5,047

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2400
9,093
FX 4200
6,515

GeekBench

Core i5 2400
10,769
FX 4200
6,515

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2400
5,901
FX 4200
4,264

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2400
1,742
FX 4200
1,208

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2400  vs
FX 4200 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1

details

Core i5 2400  vs
FX 4200 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.54 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz 5.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz 4.37 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 27.75 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.92 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 7.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.6W 101.56W
Intel Core i5 2400
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