CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3556U vs 5200

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), PassMark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

How does CPUBoss rank the features of each product?

Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Winner
AMD A6 5200 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 3556U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 3556U

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 20.31W 40% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 943 vs 781 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 40% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs May, 2013 Release date 2 months later
Front view of AMD A6 5200

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AMD A6 5200

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 600 MHz vs 200 MHz 3x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,659.5 vs 1,939 More than 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Slightly better PassMark score 2,427 vs 1,750 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 3556U vs A6 5200

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5200
3,224

GeekBench

A6 5200
3,436

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A6 5200
2,659.5

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

A6 5200
2,427

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 3556U  vs
A6 5200 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 15W 25W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 17.41 pt/W 13.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 20.31W

details

Pentium 3556U  vs
A6 5200 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.7 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.7 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD (Haswell) Radeon™ HD 8400
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 600 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Intel Pentium 3556U
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