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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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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 67

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AMD Athlon X2 67

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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

Features Key features of the Core i5 6200U  vs Athlon X2 67 

clock speed

Core i5 6200U
2.3 GHz
Athlon X2 67
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 6200U  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Core i5 6200U  vs
Athlon X2 67 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 300 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 15W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W
Intel Core i5 6200U
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AMD Athlon X2 67
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