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Front view of Intel Core i5 5200U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 5200U vs the AMD A10 7400P.

Front view of AMD A10 7400P

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD A10 7400P vs the Intel Core i5 5200U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 5200U vs A10 7400P

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 7400P

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 7400P

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 5200U
3,380,000 MB/s
A10 7400P
1,440 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A10 7400P

PassMark (Single Core)

A10 7400P

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 5200U  vs
A10 7400P 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
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 42.03 pt/W 2.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W


Core i5 5200U  vs
A10 7400P 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm


Overclocked clock speed 2.61 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.61 GHz 2.5 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Radeon™ R6
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 576 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz 654 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i5 5200U
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im now using this cpu in 2019 its very good, it can run gta 5 or online on min. graphics,or normal
Alright, AMD works for you, and that's absolutely fine, but what makes Intel the crooks here, if AMD is the one with misleading advertising of the Bulldozer architecture? Is it just because Intel is richer?
I've used AMD for every desktop build I've ever done. I have a bone to pick with intel due to the 386sx vs 386dx many, many years ago. I was so irked, I swore never to buy an intel processor for a build. I have a couple of intel powered laptops but my newest is an amd a10-7400p. Works fine for me and I am satisfied with not giving the crooks at intel any business.
I believe I have the same computer, x550z, and my machine is entirely silent. Wonder if you don't have a bit of debris in the fan?
If your building on a budget you can not go wrong. For $68 I bought an AMD FX processor on sale about 8 months ago that gives 85% of th performance of an Intel I7. The MB cost me $54 on clearance. I am not one that needs to own the best white paper machine on earth to be happy. It does 4.2Ghz all day with out over clocking about 4.9-5.0 with over clocking. The A series is a different breed and not really for the hard core gamer in a desk top format. In a $550 and under laptop the R6 core makes up for this though and exceeds anything Intel has as an integrated video solution. The A10-7400P with R6 graphics is the equal of any I5 5200 with any of the Intel 5XXX integrated graphics. battery life would favor the Intel though if the battery capacity is similar. In really hot environments like a desert again intels lower wattage would be ideal. If comparing laptops in the same price range the I5 laptops in the same price range will have 4GB Ram and 500GB HD's and the A10's will have 8GB Ram and 1TB HD's. On top of that all of the A10 mother boards have dual channel on the Ram and are always 1600 or faster the same can not be said for the I5 models. Most of the I5 models do not have dual channel so even if you upgrade the ram it is not the same. If battery life and low temp are the most important things then Intel wins hands down in laptops. If you need the ultimate in performance and buy the top of the line Intel I7 or I5 with a discrete video card in the laptop again wins hands down when price is no object! You can find more than a few gaming laptops with I5's and beefed up MB with lots of ram and beefed up video. Also most ToughBooks I have seen run one of the I5's 3rd or 4th Gen normaly. So not everyone is chasing the I7 in laptops. System Ram both capacity and speed are huge bottle necks, spin and data rate for the hard drive is a huge bottle neck in a laptop's, processor speed trumps number of cores. Integrated graphics always suck and while Intel does make kick butt expensive CPU's their integrated graphics have always been the weakest link in Intels MB's no matter if it is a laptop or a desktop. I am in the market for another laptop right now. I watch a lot of Anime and use Steam a lot for gaming. I am perfectly happy getting 50-60FPS at moderate setting on a laptop. If I need more than that I can hop on my desktop. My last laptop was an A8-4500 with 6GB of Ram and 500GB hardrive and dual graphics did great on demanding gaming at moderate setting and less demanding games I could really jack up the settings. It was not desktop killer but for a 4 year old laptop that cost under $500 it rocked. your. I spilled bear on it and killed it. If you want a gaming laptop buy the laptop with best video solution, with the most ram and some form of SSD or hybrid hard drive!
Who games on a laptop with out headphones? Doubt you hear it with headphones on. I love AMD's but since they generaly generate 2x the heat for similar speed due to older manufacturing design the fan has to come on more and run more. No magical unicorns that will make heat vanish with out airflow. watt's=heat!
Alright, thank you for the explanation, and I'm glad that my information has still helped you. Best of luck!
due sorry for my English, as you can see i´m not an English speaker, but however thank you very much for the advice. I was talking with some friends and we think what the i5 is better because with the nividia ( is not a 920 is a 940, sorry for that ) and his CPUs it has a very high power and i just play Dota 2, the other time i´m in the university or with my girlfriend i don´t need an allinware to play D2. So thank you again, you give me some data what i don´t knew.
It's not clear to me what you are asking. I'm going to assume that you're saying "what's better, a laptop with an i5-5200U + GF920M, an i7-5500U + GF920M, or one with an AMD A10-8700P?" The i7 is going to be more powerful, of course, but I doubt that it would warrant the extra cash (I'm assuming it's a significant amount). With that said, and taking no other factors of these laptops into account, I'd pick the i5-5200U laptop, because its CPU does single-thread performance better than the AMD does, and the GeForce 920M is better than the Radeon R6 graphics. I hope that this provides the information that you seek!
Seems this CPU boss doesn't correct, The speed in my computer when i plugged in and run CPU-Z: 2974 Mhz, 3318 Mhz, 3195 Mhz, 3289 Mhz, 3392 Mhz, 2982 Mhz, 3342 Mhz. Not overclocked though, just set the windows control panel, when plugged in, Minimum CPU speed = 100%. And CPUBOSS says overclocking speed only 2,5Ghz? Sorry, -1 for this site
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Thank you :-)
Alright, best of luck with your new laptop!
While i found going for refurbished/used laptop alluring for the low price, I was not sure if i ran into any issues, if i'll get any support or how much i would've to shell to get it serviced if it's something i couldn't figure it out myself, mainly on hardware. So i ended up getting a Lenovo Z50-70. Reviews about it are mixed so have to wait and watch how it turns out to be. Thanks again for your inputs..
I now realize that I've been assuming you were talking about desktops all this time, but you were really talking about laptops. I'm sorry about that. I guess that seems pretty funny, considering this comparison page has laptop processors in it. Laptops are a different matter. As far as my experience goes, my last new one was an HP with an A8-3520M CPU, which I sold to a friend, because I didn't need it anymore. I had grown very tired of playing games (which I barely do anymore) on its ugly 15.6" 1366x768 glossy screen. Today, I almost exclusively use a ThinkPad X200 Tablet that I bought used on eBay. It's a wonderful little laptop with a Core 2 Duo SL9400. I fixed it up from its non-backlit condition, to the great tool it is today. However, sadly, this also means that I have no real experience with any laptops featuring newer Intel processors than Core 2 Duos! Like desktops, I have lots of laptops, but not as many, but I'm still experienced with both of them. As far as laptop cooling goes, I find it's not very predictable. The coolers differ between laptop models, and are rarely interchangeable, if ever. If you want it to be quiet, I'd just suggest looking at the TDP values of any laptop you're interested in buying. It won't guarantee a quiet laptop, but the lower the wattage, the less of a reason for the cooling to be noisy. See if you can find exactly what processor those Lenovos are using, and I can do a comparison. If we assume it's a matter of i7-4500U vs. i5-5200U, the i7 wins, according to this site. Here's a laptop I found in my email promotions: Personally, I don't think this is a spectacular laptop, but it meets your requirements. Here's a very nice used laptop, if you're interested: I really like the look of this one; it's already got 8GB of RAM for you, and the processor doesn't lose very badly to the i5-5200U, despite its age, according to this site. The only real problems I see with this one, is that the seller doesn't tell you about the battery life (you could ask about it, if it matters to you), and it doesn't come with a power adapter (easily purchased cheap, but always buy quality parts). I'll get you on the right track with this laptop, if you're interested in it. I'll be looking forward to hearing back from you.
I'm not too much into games so that is never the main criteria while buying a laptop, though doesn't hurt in having a good spec geared towards it. My main usage would be programming related - IDE's, compilers and stuff and of course multimedia, browsing and light operations. I was not keen on i3 but was having it in mind to reduce cost as i already have a Mac desktop as my primary machine. I've to get windows machine just for VPN & remote connectivity purposes. Hence i went with AMD to begin with. I couldn't find any laptop with G3258. I'm leaning more towards Lenovo Z50 which comes with a 4th gen i7 with 8gb ram or Lenovo G50 which is a 5th gen i5 rig. Any idea which might be better among the two? Or do you know of any deal for an i5 with 8gb ram with memory expandability to 16gb? Regardless, thanks for giving more info. It was quite helpful to understand nuts and bolts of Intel & AMD processors
Today, AMD's products having good value is only a common misconception, rather than truth. Don't feel bad, though; I fell for the same trick, and so have many, many others. They really aren't good value, as they have poor efficiency in comparison to Intel, and overclocking doesn't serve to fix it, even if you buy an expensive motherboard and a good cooler, which only serves to decrease the value further. It really is a shame. I hope it's not too big of a mess, but here's my story: I had a souped-up HP PC, and the motherboard freaked out in April of 2013, so I decided to purchase an AsRock FM2A75 Pro4-M, and an A8-5600K. Over time, I became disappointed with the performance, and, in late July of that year, I purchased a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3, and, soon after, a FX-8320. Although I held onto this one much longer, I still became disappointed with the performance. Finally, I got an i7-4790K as a gift in November of 2014, and I bought a motherboard for it, and, boy, what an upgrade. It feels a lot cooler under load, and the performance gain is something to be highly valued. Depending on your needs, I'd recommend a Pentium G3258 or an i5. I've never tested an i3, so I can't say for sure, but they seem like a waste of money, costing about two times as much as the Pentium for no more physical cores, nor cache, but some people say there really is a difference. I recommend doing web searches like "g3258 vs i3 [some game]" and such. Regardless, if you're able to snag some nice Intel hardware for a good price, I'd certainly recommend returning your AMD processor, if possible. Don't worry about the cooler, as Intel stock coolers are better than AMD's. If you have any fan noise issues, tweak the BIOS, or use SpeedFan. Additionally, Intels tolerate more heat than AMDs. I say, if you're under 75C at full load, you're good. Fun fact: the G3258 is packaged with the better, copper-core cooler, versus the aluminum cooler of the other Pentiums and Celerons. Not-so-fun fact: AMD Bulldozer (and related architecture) processors feature less full cores than advertised. A usual, proper quad-core contains four floating point units, whereas the FX-4000 series only contain two, and the same goes for the higher ones. Anyway, I am glad to help. Feel free to ask me if you need any more information.
Ok. that was quite an eye opener. I always tried to go with AMD simply because i felt (on reading articles) they offered good value for money compared to Intel. Their L1/L2 cache always used to be lower compared to Intel which might have attributed to their slowness, though that might be just one of the many other differences. Latest processors including A10 have bigger caches so it gave a feeling maybe they up'ed their architecture for better performance. Maybe i'll return it and get an i3 or i5 instead. It's not worth compromising on performance or robustness just to support them. Thanks for your valuable inputs and time.
AMD's stock coolers aren't all that great, so you're probably not experiencing anything out of the ordinary. You can throw an aftermarket cooler on it and that'll tone the noise down a good bit. Still though, you'll be stuck with the problems AMD processors have. Summed up, their products have reduced efficiency, and deceitful advertising. I bought a FX-8320 back in August of 2013, and, while I was fine at first, it slowly dawned on me how much of an overhyped ripoff it really was. Since then, I've been spreading the word about my bad experience with AMD. I will admit, though, that I'm...certainly not quite easily satisfied, at least when it comes to technology. I'm not totally sure what you're using your processor for, but I'm going to guess that you won't notice any problems easily. AMD isn't what they used to be, sadly. Maybe they're not terrible, but they're absolutely not what people crack them up to be, the way I see it. They get too much credit for too little performance, but, the sad thing is, the customers that do this are probably what AMD's living mostly off of, at the moment. I do hope they improve. Regardless, may you have a better experience than I did with my AMD.
I just got an Asus AMD-A10 with 8GB ram yesterday (openbox from Best Buy). It has the weird fan noise issue where the fan kicks in continuously and makes quite a bit of noise. Could this be attributed to the AMD processor or maybe device defect. Is AMD really that bad compared to the latest Intel i's? I had AMD Athlon long back and felt it was ok, so wanted to give one more try. Didn't know they've become so out of the game now in the processor area.
Hehe, thanks. I learn through searching the Internet a lot, but, often, maybe I'd misinterpret, not believe, or miss an important detail entirely, so I'd wind up learning the hard way. That's why I like to share my knowledge with others, it provides more useful information on the Internet where others can see it, and avoid wasting their money on the incorrect choices.
You know a lot about processors, man :)
The general consensus (Passmark, Notebookcheck) seems to be that the two perform more-or-less similarly in terms of graphics. However, due to the greatly enhanced single-core performance of the i5, you're probably better off getting that. Games bottleneck at the processor more easily than one would usually think. I had an A8-3520M, and it bottlenecked at the processor so easily. Even a 2004 game could bottleneck at the 2011 processor. I know it, because, when I would overclock the CPU (and not the GPU), it greatly improved the performance. Don't count on being able to overclock the A10-7400P, though; I heard they gimped overclocking quite some time ago.
Which processor with 8gb of ram would be better for intense gaming?
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