CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2450M vs 4400M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 2450M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 2450M  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Core i5 2450M

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Front view of Intel Core i5 2450M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2450M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2450M

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Much more l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 685 MHz Around 90% better turbo clock speed
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,441.5 vs 1,804 More than 90% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 496 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,246 vs 1,434 More than 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better PassMark score 3,426 vs 1,624 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 5.11 mPixels/s vs 3.08 mPixels/s More than 65% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Front view of AMD A6 4400M

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AMD A6 4400M

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Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2012 Release date 4 months later
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 8.46 pt/$ vs 0.59 pt/$ Around 14.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2450M vs A6 4400M

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 2450M
5.11 mPixels/s
A6 4400M
3.08 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A6 4400M
2,155

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 4400M
2,091

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 4400M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2450M
1,980,000 MB/s
A6 4400M
1,680,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 4400M
2,021

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 4400M
1,624

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2450M  vs
A6 4400M 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 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
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 19.77 pt/W 9.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i5 2450M  vs
A6 4400M 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,980.6 982.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.93 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Radeon™ HD 7520G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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