AMD A9-9420 vs Intel Core i5-4202Y

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AMD A9-9420 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-4202Y
AMD A9-9420 Intel Core i5-4202Y

CPU comparison

AMD A9-9420 or Intel Core i5-4202Y - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD A9-9420 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The AMD A9-9420 was released in Q2/2017.

The Intel Core i5-4202Y has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4202Y was released in Q3/2013.
AMD A (112) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
AMD A9-9000 (4) CPU group Intel Core i 4000Y (11)
4 Generation 4
Stoney Ridge (Excavator) Architecture Haswell Y
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A9-9420 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD A9-9420 is 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-4202Y has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-4202Y is at 1.60 GHz (2.00 GHz).

AMD A9-9420 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz Frequency 1.60 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.00 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

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 A9-9420 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD A9-9420 or Intel Core i5-4202Y has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) GPU Intel HD Graphics 4200
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.85 GHz
7 GPU Generation 7.5
28 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
3 Compute units 20
192 Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 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 R5 (Stoney Ridge) GPU Intel HD Graphics 4200
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

The AMD A9-9420 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 17.1 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-4202Y supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

AMD A9-9420 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
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 thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD A9-9420 is 15 W, while the Intel Core i5-4202Y has a TDP of 11.5 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD A9-9420 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 11.5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down 4.5 W
90 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD A9-9420 is manufactured in 28 nm and has 2.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-4202Y is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 3.00 MB cache.

AMD A9-9420 Characteristic Intel Core i5-4202Y
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
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD A9-9420 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y (99%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD A9-9420 (92%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y (84%)

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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
497 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
490 (99%)

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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
805 (84%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
956 (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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) @ 0.85 GHz
325 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
Intel HD Graphics 4200 @ 0.85 GHz
272 (84%)

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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
2348 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1592 (68%)

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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
589 (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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
1030 (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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
328 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
81 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
134 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4202Y Intel Core i5-4202Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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