CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q8200 vs 4000 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8200

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 70 °C Almost the same
Front view of AMD A4 4000

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2013 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q8200 vs A4 4000

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Quad Q8200
16.82 fps
A4 4000
95.86 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

Core2 Quad Q8200
100,000 MB/s
A4 4000
1,830,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
A4 4000 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 5.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
A4 4000 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.8 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 4.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 4.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 720 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200
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