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Intel Core i5 4200M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4200M

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Intel Core i5 4200M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,342 vs 1,093 Around 5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 97.88W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 16.78 pt/W vs 0.32 pt/W More than 52.2x better performance per watt
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,610 vs 1,218 More than 4.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,646 vs 443 Around 3.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 40.46 $/year 4.5x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 85 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.02 GHz vs 2.48 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 89.18 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200M vs Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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

Core i5 4200M
3,245,000 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 3250e
41.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200M  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3250e 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 4200M  vs
Athlon 64 X2 3250e 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 85°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.02 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.02 GHz 2.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 37W 22W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 40.46 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year 89.18 $/year
Performance per watt 16.78 pt/W 0.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 97.88W
Intel Core i5 4200M
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