AMD Pro A8-8600B vs Intel Core i5-5200U

AMD Pro A8-8600B
Intel Core i5-5200U

General info

Comparing Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Carrizo
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Carrizo
 
Broadwell
Release date
3 June 2015
 
5 January 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$281

Technical specs

Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
n/d
 
82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
105 °C
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
1300 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
FP4
 
FCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)
12-35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
FMA4
 
-
AVX
AVX
 
+
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
PowerNow
+
 
-
PowerGating
+
 
-
Out-of-band client management
+
 
-
VirusProtect
+
 
-
RAID
+
 
-
HSA
+
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+
IOMMU 2.0
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U.
Supported memory types
DDR3 / DDR3L-2133
 
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 900 MHz)
iGPU core count
6
 
n/d
Number of pipelines
384
 
n/d
Max video memory
n/d
 
16 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Enduro
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
900 MHz
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
2560X1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
3840x2160@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
11.2 / 12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3
Vulkan
+
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pro A8-8600B 7.41 +0.4%
i5-5200U 7.38

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Pro A8-8600B 2111
i5-5200U 4136 +95.9%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Pro A8-8600B 5885
i5-5200U 8641 +46.8%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Pro A8-8600B 1
i5-5200U 1 +53.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Pro A8-8600B 2
i5-5200U 3 +27.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Pro A8-8600B 69
i5-5200U 108 +56.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Pro A8-8600B 181
i5-5200U 259 +43.1%

wPrime 32

Pro A8-8600B 19
i5-5200U 18 +2.9%

WinRAR 4.0

Pro A8-8600B 1330
i5-5200U 2327 +75%

x264 encoding pass 1

Pro A8-8600B 68
i5-5200U 85 +25%

x264 encoding pass 2

Pro A8-8600B 14
i5-5200U 16 +14.3%

TrueCrypt AES

Pro A8-8600B 1
i5-5200U 2 +15.4%

Geekbench 2

Pro A8-8600B 4720
i5-5200U 5926 +25.6%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Pro A8-8600B 1858
i5-5200U 2487 +33.9%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Pro A8-8600B 4173
i5-5200U 4993 +19.7%

Passmark

Pro A8-8600B 3512 +0.5%
i5-5200U 3496

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
15 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pro A8-8600B and Core i5-5200U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Pro A8-8600B

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (3 June 2015 vs 5 January 2015)
Less power hungry (12 vs 15 watts)
FRTC
FreeSync
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
OutofBandManageMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
RAIDSupportMenu
HSA
IOMMU20Menu
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
SwitchableGraphics
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-5200U

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)
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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

So, Pro A8-8600B or Core i5-5200U?

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