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Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200U

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Much better performance per watt 38.06 pt/W vs 2.86 pt/W More than 13.2x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,464 vs 1,209 Around 3.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,380 vs 446 More than 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz vs 1.66 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD G G-T56N

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AMD G G-T56N

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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
Much higher GPU clock speed 500 MHz vs 200 MHz 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
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 4200U vs G G-T56N

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

G G-T56N
1,209

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
G G-T56N
53,850 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200U  vs
G G-T56N 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 18W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 38.06 pt/W 2.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 14.63W

details

Core i5 4200U  vs
G G-T56N 
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 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 1.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 1.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 AMD Radeon HD 6310HD 6320
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 500 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 8,533.33 MB/s
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