AMD A6-5200 vs AMD A4-5100

AMD A6-5200

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The AMD A6-5200 is a mobile quad-core SoC for low-end laptops, which was presented in mid-2013. In addition to 4 CPU cores with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz (no Turbo), the 28-nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon HD 8400 GPU, a single channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller as well as the Southbridge with various I/O- ports.

Architecture

Both Kabini (for notebooks) and Temash (tablets and compact subnotebooks) are based on AMD's new Jaguar architecture, which replaces the previous Bobcat models (e.g. the E-350). According to our benchmarks, the performance per clock has been increased by about 15 percent. Furthermore, various modern instruction set extensions such as SSE up to version 4.2, AVX and AES are now supported. The finer 28-nanometer process from TSMC allows lower voltages and/or higher clock rates compared to Bobcat, as well as up to 4 CPU cores (Bobcat: 2 cores).

Performance

Depending on the application, the performance of the A6-5200 is somewhere between a Pentium 977 and Core i3-3227U. The 4 CPU cores provide good results in multi-threaded applications, but the performance per core is quite low. Nonetheless, the APU should be sufficient for all daily workloads like Office, Internet browsing and multimedia.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon HD 8400 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture and clocked at 600 MHz (no Turbo). On average, the HD 8400 matches a Radeon HD 6490M or faster versions of the Intel HD Graphics 4000. However, the processor may limit the performance in some recent games (as of 2013). Older and less demanding games should run fluently.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 25 watts. Thus, the A6-5200 is suitable for 14-inch notebooks or bigger.

AMD A4-5100

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The AMD A4-5100 is a mobile quad-core SoC for low-end laptops, which was presented in November 2013. In addition to 4 CPU cores with a clock speed of 1.55 GHz (no Turbo), the 28-nanometer chip also integrates a Radeon HD 8330 GPU, a single channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller as well as the Southbridge with various I/O- ports. The only difference to the older A4-5000 is the slightly increased CPU clock (+50 MHz)

Architecture

Both Kabini (for notebooks) and Temash (tablets and compact subnotebooks) are based on AMD's new Jaguar architecture, which replaces the previous Bobcat models (e.g. the E-350). The performance per clock has been increased by about 20 percent. Furthermore, various modern instruction set extensions such as SSE up to version 4.2, AVX and AES are now supported. The finer 28-nanometer process from TSMC allows lower voltages and/or higher clock rates compared to Bobcat, as well as up to 4 CPU cores (Bobcat: 2 cores).

Performance

Due to the low clock speed of 1.55 GHz, the performance in poorly parallelized applications is quite modest and just slightly above the old E2-1800. However, if all 4 cores are busy, the performance equals the Sandy-Bridge-based Core i3-2377M. For office and multimedia tasks, the A4-5100 has sufficient power; however, it will reach its limits in more demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The SoC integrates a Radeon HD 8330 GPU with 128 shaders, which is based on the GCN architecture and clocked at 500 MHz (no Turbo). On average, the HD 8330 matches a Radeon HD 7470M or Intel HD Graphics 4000. Many recent games (as of 2013) are therefore hardly playable. However, some older or less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the entire SoC is rated at 15 watts. Thus, the A4-5100 is a bit more economical than its predecessors (E2-1800: 17 watts) and suitable for smaller subnotebooks.

AMD A6-5200AMD A4-5100
AMD A-SeriesAMD A-Series
KabiniKabini
: A-Series Kabini
» AMD A6-52002000 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-51001550 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5050 (compare)1550 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5000 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
AMD E2-3800 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
AMD A6-52002000 MHz4 / 4
» AMD A4-51001550 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5050 (compare)1550 MHz4 / 4
AMD A4-5000 (compare)1500 MHz4 / 4
AMD E2-3800 (compare)1300 MHz4 / 4
2000 MHz1550 MHz
256 KB256 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
25 15
28 28
SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, DDR3L-1600SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2, 4A), x86-64, AES, AVX, DDR3L-1600
iGPUAMD Radeon HD 8400 (600 MHz)AMD Radeon HD 8330 (? - 500 MHz)
AMD A-Series A4-5100

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 153     avg: 155     median: 155 (4%)     max: 157 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 42     avg: 42.3     median: 42 (19%)     max: 43 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.9 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.5 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1578     avg: 1591.7     median: 1598 (17%)     max: 1599 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5486     avg: 5564.3     median: 5600 (9%)     max: 5607 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 6475     avg: 6586     median: 6586 (9%)     max: 6697 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1944     avg: 1957.5     median: 1957 (19%)     max: 1971 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 804     avg: 819.3     median: 819 (10%)     max: 834 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 25     avg: 26.1     median: 26 (5%)     max: 27 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 1102     avg: 1151.5     median: 1151 (14%)     max: 1201 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
11.4 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
51.7 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.1 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2626     avg: 2659.5     median: 2659 (18%)     max: 2693 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 23     avg: 25.2     median: 25 (5%)     max: 27 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 61     avg: 67.5     median: 67 (3%)     max: 74 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1566 Seconds (7%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
32780 MIPS (16%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
20200 MFLOPS (15%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
5729 Points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1915     avg: 1998.8     median: 1964 (10%)     max: 2151 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 23390     avg: 24002.4     median: 23970 (15%)     max: 24618 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
24528 Points (29%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
25304 Points (29%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1961     avg: 1993.4     median: 1987 (5%)     max: 2022 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2809     avg: 2828.8     median: 2824 (9%)     max: 2858 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 1660     avg: 2214.5     median: 2214 (18%)     max: 2769 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1650     avg: 2031     median: 2031 (18%)     max: 2412 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 4900     avg: 5030.5     median: 5030 (9%)     max: 5161 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 3816     avg: 3849.5     median: 3849 (7%)     max: 3883 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 3546     avg: 3735     median: 3735 (9%)     max: 3924 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3595     avg: 3606.5     median: 3606 (4%)     max: 3618 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1104     avg: 1106.5     median: 1106 (23%)     max: 1109 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1190 Points (19%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3366 Points (6%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 A6-5200 +
34.9 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 A6-5200 +
27.7 Watt (5%)

Average Benchmarks AMD A6-5200 → 100%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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