CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200U vs 270u among all 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 5200U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 5200U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 5200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 5200U

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 42.03 pt/W vs 2.68 pt/W Around 15.8x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,414 vs 701 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 20.31W 40% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 3,502 vs 1,350 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.61 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 21.9 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 270u

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AMD Athlon II X2 270u

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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
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 5200U vs Athlon II X2 270u

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 5200U  vs
Athlon II X2 270u 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 25W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 42.03 pt/W 2.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 20.31W

details

Core i5 5200U  vs
Athlon II X2 270u 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.61 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.61 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 300 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 5200U
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