CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3230M vs 5000 among laptop 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

6.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3230M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3230M  based on its features.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3230M

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Intel Core i5 3230M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 3230M vs the AMD A4 5000.

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AMD A4 5000

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD A4 5000 vs the Intel Core i5 3230M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3230M vs A4 5000

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
6.29 mHash/s
A4 5000
16.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3230M
0.97 fps
A4 5000
0.41 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5000
1,606

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5000
1,328

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A4 5000
2,185

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5000
2,562

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3230M
2,110,000 MB/s
A4 5000
752,800 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3230M  vs
A4 5000 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.55 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 769
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i5 3230M  vs
A4 5000 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon HD 8330

power consumption

TDP 35W 13.5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.25 $/year
Performance per watt 12.41 pt/W 13.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 10.97W
Intel Core i5 3230M
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