AMD A6-9225 vs Intel Core i5-450M

AMD A6-9225
Intel Core i5-450M

General info

Comparing A6-9225 and Core i5-450M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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AMD Bristol Ridge
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Stoney Ridge
Release date
1 June 2018
26 September 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

A6-9225 and Core i5-450M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of A6-9225 and Core i5-450M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
2.66 GHz
Bus support
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2500 MHz
L1 cache
160 KB
64K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
256K (per core)
L3 cache
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3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
32 nm
Die size
124.5 mm2
81+114 mm2
Maximum core temperature
90 °C
105 °C
Transistor count
1200 Million
382+177 Million
64 bit support


Information on A6-9225 and Core i5-450M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
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Power consumption (TDP)
10-15 Watt
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A6-9225 and Core i5-450M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
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Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
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Idle States
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Thermal Monitoring
Flex Memory Access
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36 Bit
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Fast Memory Access
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Security technologies

A6-9225 and Core i5-450M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A6-9225 and Core i5-450M are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by A6-9225 and Core i5-450M.
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DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
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8 GB
Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
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17.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into A6-9225 and Core i5-450M.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 655 MHz)
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
Clear Video
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Clear Video HD
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Graphics max frequency
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766 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A6-9225 and Core i5-450M integrated GPUs.
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Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A6-9225 and Core i5-450M.
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of A6-9225 and Core i5-450M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

A6-9225 1.70 +10.4%
i5-450M 1.54

3DMark06 CPU

A6-9225 2132
i5-450M 2795 +31.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

A6-9225 2532
i5-450M 2923 +15.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

A6-9225 4193
i5-450M 6779 +61.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

A6-9225 1
i5-450M 2 +83.3%

wPrime 32

A6-9225 26
i5-450M 20 +31.5%


A6-9225 1328 +9.8%
i5-450M 1209

Gaming performance

Let's see how good A6-9225 and Core i5-450M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD A6-9225

10.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2018 vs 26 September 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 35 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-450M

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, A6-9225 or Core i5-450M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD A6-9225.
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