Intel Core i5-4200M vs AMD Athlon X2 QL-65

Intel Core i5-4200M
AMD Athlon X2 QL-65

General info

Comparing Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.70
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
2x AMD Athlon
Achitecture codename
Haswell
 
Lion
Release date
4 June 2013
 
1 September 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$225
 
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Price now
$180
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
3600 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1024 KB
L3 cache
3072 KB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
130 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Transistor count
960 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 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
 
1
Socket
FCPGA946
 
S1g2
Power consumption (TDP)
37 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
PowerNow
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-

Security technologies

Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 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 i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65.
Supported memory types
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
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Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1150 MHz)
 
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Max video memory
2 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
3840x2160@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
3840x2160@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
2880x1800@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
11.2 / 12
 
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OpenGL
4.3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65.
PCIe revision
3
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-4200M 8.52
Athlon X2 QL-65 8.56 +0.5%

3DMark06 CPU

i5-4200M 3883 +160.8%
Athlon X2 QL-65 1489

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-4200M 4485 +175.2%
Athlon X2 QL-65 1630

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-4200M 9962 +210.1%
Athlon X2 QL-65 3213

wPrime 32

i5-4200M 17 +125.4%
Athlon X2 QL-65 39

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
2.4 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-4200M and Athlon X2 QL-65 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-4200M

Much newer (4 June 2013 vs 1 September 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 65 nm)
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)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the 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)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Athlon X2 QL-65

0.5% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (35 vs 37 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
PowerNow

So, Core i5-4200M or Athlon X2 QL-65?

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