CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q8200 vs 4210M 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4210M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4210M  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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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 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.43 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 4210M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 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
Much better performance per watt 16.88 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W Around 14.2x better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.6 pt/$ vs 1.36 pt/$ More than 90% better performance per dollar
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 77.19W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,673 vs 1,305 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 97.02 fps vs 16.82 fps More than 5.8x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Slightly better PassMark score 4,201 vs 2,825 Around 50% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q8200 vs Core i5 4210M

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core2 Quad Q8200
16.82 fps
Core i5 4210M
97.02 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
Core i5 4210M
3,150,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
Core i5 4210M 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 37W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 8.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 32.41 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 16.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 30.06W

details

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
Core i5 4210M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.43 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.06 GHz 3.16 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200
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