CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5250U vs 7400K 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 5250U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 5250U  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 5250U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 5250U

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 61.58 pt/W vs 2.78 pt/W Around 22.2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 21.99 mPixels/s vs 9.17 mPixels/s Around 2.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jan, 2014 Release date 11 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 7400K

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AMD A6 7400K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
Significantly better performance per dollar 3.88 pt/$ vs 2.93 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar
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 5250U vs A6 7400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 5250U
36.62 mHash/s
A6 7400K
46.97 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 5250U
21.99 mPixels/s
A6 7400K
9.17 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 5250U
1.54 fps
A6 7400K
0.83 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 7400K
3,180

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 7400K
2,081

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 5250U
3,470,000 MB/s
A6 7400K
1,910 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A6 7400K
2,794

PassMark (Single Core)

A6 7400K
1,573

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 5250U  vs
A6 7400K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 5250U  vs
A6 7400K 
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
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Radeon R5 series

power consumption

TDP 15W 65W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 61.58 pt/W 2.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 52.81W
Intel Core i5 5250U
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