CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4600U vs GX-420CA 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

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4600U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4600U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i7 4600U

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4600U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4600U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4600U

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 13.99 mPixels/s vs 4.05 mPixels/s Around 3.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3.3 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much better performance per watt 44.17 pt/W vs 3.67 pt/W More than 12x better performance per watt
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,694 vs 712 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,506 vs 3,676 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 20.31W 40% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 21.9 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD G-Series GX-420CA

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Much higher GPU clock speed 600 MHz vs 200 MHz 3x higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4600U vs G-Series GX-420CA

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4600U
6.36 mHash/s
G-Series GX-420CA
20.01 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4600U
13.99 mPixels/s
G-Series GX-420CA
4.05 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4600U
0.88 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4600U
3,600,000 MB/s
G-Series GX-420CA
1,005.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4600U  vs
G-Series GX-420CA 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz None
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i7 4600U  vs
G-Series GX-420CA 
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.25 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 4400 AMD Radeon HD 8400E
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 25W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 44.17 pt/W 3.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 20.31W
Intel Core i7 4600U
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