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Front view of Intel Core i5 4200M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200M

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Much lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 101.56W 3.4x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 3.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8130P

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AMD FX 8130P

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Core i5 4200M  vs FX 8130P 

clock speed

Core i5 4200M
2.5 GHz
FX 8130P
3.8 GHz

L2 cache

Core i5 4200M
0.5 MB
FX 8130P
8 MB

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200M  vs
FX 8130P 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core
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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 4200M  vs
FX 8130P 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 37W 125W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year 109.5 $/year
Typical power consumption 30.06W 101.56W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.1
Intel Core i5 4200M
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AMD FX 8130P
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