Intel Core i5-2537M vs AMD A6-9220C

Intel Core i5-2537M
AMD A6-9220C

General info

Comparing Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD Bristol Ridge
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Stoney Ridge
Release date
3 January 2011
 
31 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$250
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.3 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
160 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
3072 KB
 
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Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
149 mm2
 
124.5 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
90 °C
Transistor count
624 Million
 
1200 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
n/d
Socket
FCBGA1023
 
BGA
Power consumption (TDP)
17 Watt
 
6 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
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AES-NI
+
 
-
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
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Maximum memory size
8.01 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 900 MHz)
 
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) ( - 720 MHz)
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
n/d
CRT
+
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-2537M 4.36
A6-9220C 4.37 +0.2%

Passmark

i5-2537M 2064
A6-9220C 2071 +0.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-2537M and A6-9220C are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-2537M

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)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
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)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
FMA4
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD A6-9220C

0.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (31 January 2019 vs 3 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (6 vs 17 watts)

So, Core i5-2537M or A6-9220C?

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