Intel Core i5-7200U vs AMD A9-9425 SoC

Intel Core i5-7200U
AMD A9-9425 SoC

General info

Comparing Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Stoney Ridge
Release date
30 August 2016
 
May 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$281
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC 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
 
3.1 GHz
FSB
4 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1 MB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
n/d
 
124 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
74 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
1,200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC 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
FCBGA1356
 
FT4
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC. 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
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Speed Shift
+
 
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
Smart Response
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC 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 i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
 
Radeon R5
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
n/d
Max video memory
32 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Core i5-7200U 14.47 +67.7%
A9-9425 SoC 8.63

Passmark

Core i5-7200U 4601 +67.7%
A9-9425 SoC 2744

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-7200U and A9-9425 SoC are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-7200U

67.7% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 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)
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)
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
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD A9-9425 SoC

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE4
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
FMA4

So, Core i5-7200U or A9-9425 SoC?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-7200U.
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