CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6200U vs 7870K 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 7870K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 7870K  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 6200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6200U

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 77.19W 6.3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 10.65 pt/W vs 4.34 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 6.3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 6.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 7870K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 4 pt/$ vs 0.57 pt/$ More than 7x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 866 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 3x higher GPU clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 22.63 mPixels/s vs -1 mPixels/s Around 2375% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly better PassMark score 5,497 vs 3,984 Around 40% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6200U vs A10 7870K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6200U
28.93 mHash/s
A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6200U
-1 mPixels/s
A10 7870K
22.63 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6200U
129.51 fps
A10 7870K
371.33 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6200U
1.17 fps
A10 7870K
1.73 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6200U
8.81 fps
A10 7870K
30.81 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A10 7870K
5,497

PassMark (Single Core)

A10 7870K
1,548

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6200U  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Core i5 6200U  vs
A10 7870K 
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 4.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 AMD Radeon 2× 2 MB
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 866 MHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 95W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 10.65 pt/W 4.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 6200U
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