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Intel Core i5 6200U

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Front view of Intel Core i5 6200U

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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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.6 pt/W vs 2.19 pt/W More than 4.8x better performance per watt
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,500 vs 449 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 3,984 vs 374 Around 10.8x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD Athlon 64 2600+

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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 Athlon 64 2600+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6200U  vs
Athlon 64 2600+ 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 6200U  vs
Athlon 64 2600+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz

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 2.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W
Intel Core i5 6200U
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