AMD A6-9220 vs Intel Core i5-4258U

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AMD A6-9220 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-4258U
AMD A6-9220 Intel Core i5-4258U

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD A6-9220 and the Intel Core i5-4258U and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD A6-9220 2 core processor released in Q2/2017 with the Intel Core i5-4258U which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2013.
AMD A (112) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
AMD A6-9000 (4) CPU group Intel Core i 4000U (26)
6 Generation 4
Stoney Ridge (Excavator) Architecture Haswell U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i5-5257U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A6-9220 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz (2.90 GHz). The processor can compute 2 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-4258U clocks with 2.40 GHz (2.90 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

AMD A6-9220 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4258U
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.50 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.90 GHz
2.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.90 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD A6-9220 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4258U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) GPU Intel Iris Graphics 5100
0.66 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
7 GPU Generation 7.5
28 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
3 Compute units 40
192 Shader 320
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) GPU Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 8 GB of memory in a maximum of 1 memory channels is supported by the AMD A6-9220, while the Intel Core i5-4258U supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s enabled.

AMD A6-9220 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4258U
DDR4-2133 Memory DDR3-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
17.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
8 PCIe lanes 12
7.9 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 6.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD A6-9220 has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-4258U is 28 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD A6-9220 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4258U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 28 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
10 W TDP down --
90 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD A6-9220 has 2.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 28 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-4258U is at 3.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm.

AMD A6-9220 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4258U
28 nm Technology 22 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
FP4 Socket BGA 1168
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2017 Release date Q3/2013
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD A6-9220 (59%)
Intel Core i5-4258U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD A6-9220 (64%)
Intel Core i5-4258U (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.66 GHz
251 (36%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
Intel Iris Graphics 5100 @ 1.10 GHz
704 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
2158 (84%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2578 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
69 (59%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
116 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
112 (43%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
263 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
656 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1479 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
838 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1669 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD A6-9220 AMD A6-9220
2C 2T @ 2.50 GHz
245 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD A6-9220 Intel Core i5-4258U
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