Intel Core i5-4200U vs AMD A6-4400M

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-4200U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A6-4400M
Intel Core i5-4200U AMD A6-4400M

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-4200U or AMD A6-4400M - 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 Intel Core i5-4200U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.60 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4200U was released in Q3/2013.

The AMD A6-4400M has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD A6-4400M was released in Q2/2012.
Intel Core i5 (328) Family AMD A (112)
Intel Core i 4000U (26) CPU group AMD A6-4000M (2)
4 Generation 2
Haswell U Architecture Trinity (Piledriver)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-5200U Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-4200U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-4200U is 1.60 GHz (2.60 GHz) while the AMD A6-4400M has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD A6-4400M is at 2.70 GHz (3.20 GHz).

Intel Core i5-4200U Characteristic AMD A6-4400M
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 2.70 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.20 GHz
2.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.20 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i5-4200U Characteristic AMD A6-4400M
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-4200U or AMD A6-4400M 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.

Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU AMD Radeon HD 7520G
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.50 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.69 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 4
22 nm Technology 32 nm
3 Max. displays 2
20 Compute units 3
160 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 1 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 11

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.

Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU AMD Radeon HD 7520G
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-4200U can use up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The AMD A6-4400M supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-4200U Characteristic AMD A6-4400M
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
16 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 1.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version --
12 PCIe lanes --
6.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-4200U is 15 W, while the AMD A6-4400M has a TDP of 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-4200U Characteristic AMD A6-4400M
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-4200U is manufactured in 22 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The AMD A6-4400M is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 1.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-4200U Characteristic AMD A6-4400M
22 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
BGA 1168 Socket FS1r2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q3/2013 Release date Q2/2012
281 $ Release price --
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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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
545 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
324 (59%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1180 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
477 (40%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 1.00 GHz
320 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G @ 0.69 GHz
263 (82%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2197 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1634 (74%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
617 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
254 (41%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
28 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
84 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
767 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1442 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
216 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
522 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
207 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
89 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 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.
Intel Core i5-4200U Intel Core i5-4200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
231 (100%)
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-4200U AMD A6-4400M
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