Intel Core i5-460M vs AMD A9-9420
Comparing Core i5-460M and A9-9420 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i5-460M and A9-9420 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-460M and A9-9420 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
1 × 2.5 GT / s
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Core i5-460M and A9-9420 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-460M and A9-9420. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Fast Memory Access
Core i5-460M and A9-9420 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-460M and A9-9420 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-460M and A9-9420.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-460M and A9-9420.
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
Graphics max frequency
Clear Video HD
Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-460M and A9-9420 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-460M and A9-9420.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-460M and A9-9420. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
A9-9420 7.38 +1.1%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
i5-460M 3080 +7.1%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
i5-460M 7085 +46.4%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
i5-460M 2 +43.8%
i5-460M 19 +14.5%
A9-9420 2347 +1%
Let's see how good Core i5-460M and A9-9420 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i5-460M
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
Advantages of AMD A9-9420
1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2016 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)
So, Core i5-460M or A9-9420?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-460M and AMD A9-9420. The differences in performance seem too small.
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