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Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,228 vs 770 Around 5.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better performance per watt 38.06 pt/W vs 0.34 pt/W More than 110.5x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 72.31W 5.9x lower typical power consumption
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,464 vs 696 Around 6.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,380 vs 573 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs May, 2006 Release date over 7 years later
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 5.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 5.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz vs 2.49 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200U vs Athlon 64 3200+

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 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s
Athlon 64 3200+
52.6 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 4200U  vs
Athlon 64 3200+ 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 4200U  vs
Athlon 64 3200+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.87 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,713.3 942.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 2.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 89W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 38.06 pt/W 0.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 72.31W
Intel Core i5 4200U
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