AMD GX-420GI vs Intel Core i5-2500

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AMD GX-420GI CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-2500
AMD GX-420GI Intel Core i5-2500

CPU comparison

AMD GX-420GI or Intel Core i5-2500 - 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 GX-420GI has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.20 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The AMD GX-420GI was released in Q2/2016.

The Intel Core i5-2500 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-2500 was released in Q1/2011.
AMD G (38) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
AMD G-Series 2nd Gen (11) CPU group Intel Core i 2000 (28)
2 Generation 2
Temash (Jaguar+) Architecture Sandy Bridge S
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD GX-420GI is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz (2.20 GHz). The Intel Core i5-2500 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz).

AMD GX-420GI Characteristic Intel Core i5-2500
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
2.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 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 GX-420GI Characteristic Intel Core i5-2500
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-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon R7E GPU Intel HD Graphics 2000
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.85 GHz
0.63 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
3 GPU Generation 6
28 nm Technology 32 nm
0 Max. displays 2
6 Compute units 6
384 Shader 48
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 10.1

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 R7E GPU Intel HD Graphics 2000
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD GX-420GI supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-2500 can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD GX-420GI Characteristic Intel Core i5-2500
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1333
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
15.0 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
Yes ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 6.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
8 PCIe lanes 16
4.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD GX-420GI has a TDP of 15 W, that of the Intel Core i5-2500 is 95 W.

AMD GX-420GI Characteristic Intel Core i5-2500
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
90 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD GX-420GI has a 2.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i5-2500 cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

AMD GX-420GI Characteristic Intel Core i5-2500
28 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic 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, AVX
FP4 Socket LGA 1155
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2016 Release date Q1/2011
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD GX-420GI (57%)
Intel Core i5-2500 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD GX-420GI (39%)
Intel Core i5-2500 (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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
358 (49%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
737 (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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
842 (35%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2425 (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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
408 (64%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
633 (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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
808 (44%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1845 (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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
AMD Radeon R7E @ 0.63 GHz
481 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (22%)

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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1571 (38%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4150 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
697 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2531 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
340 (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 GX-420GI AMD GX-420GI
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1313 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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