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Front view of Intel Core i5 6200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6200U

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 44.9 vs 26.9 More than 65% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 3 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better performance per watt 10.6 pt/W vs 5.1 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,500 vs 836 Around 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,551 vs 3,453 More than 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 7210

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AMD A4 7210

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 686 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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 6200U vs A4 7210

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 7210
3,453

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 7210
1,140

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6200U
3,610 MB/s
A4 7210
1,020 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 7210
2,499

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6200U  vs
A4 7210 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 10.6 pt/W 5.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

details

Core i5 6200U  vs
A4 7210 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 1.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Radeon™ R3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 686 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
Intel Core i5 6200U
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