CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4200U vs 4600M 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

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4200U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4200U  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i5 4200U

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Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200U

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Newer Jul, 2013 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Much better cloud gate score 4,370 vs 4,110 More than 5% better cloud gate score
Significantly more l3 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 685 MHz More than 45% better turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,228 vs 3,679 Around 15% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,312 vs 1,434 More than 60% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,464 vs 3,860 More than 15% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better performance per watt 40.18 pt/W vs 12.66 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
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AMD A10 4600M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher GPU clock speed 496 MHz vs 200 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 54.12 mHash/s vs 11.53 mHash/s Around 4.8x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,865.5 vs 2,450 More than 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.97 GHz vs 2.49 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200U vs A10 4600M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
11.53 mHash/s
A10 4600M
54.12 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
1.18 fps
A10 4600M
0.62 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 4600M
2,610

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 4600M
2,832

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 4600M
4,110

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 4600M
3,860

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 4600M
1,434

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s
A10 4600M
1,670,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200U  vs
A10 4600M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 40.18 pt/W 12.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W

details

Core i5 4200U  vs
A10 4600M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 2.97 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 2.97 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Radeon™ HD 7660G
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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