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AMD A6-5200 vs Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA)

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AMD A6-5200 advantages

  • The A6-5200 incorporates more CPU cores than the i3-3120M. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to tackle multiple processes or threads at once.
  • The A6-5200 supports AES instructions, used to accelerate AES encryption and decryption. The technology is beneficial if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The processor is 29% more energy efficient.

Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA) advantages

  • The microprocessor comes with higher operating frequency than the AMD A6-5200.
  • Execute disable bit feature on this chip helps to protect from some types of computer viruses.
  • The CPU fits into Socket G2. The microprocessor can be easily removed from the socket for replacement or upgrade.

A6-5200 vs i3-3120M specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important features of the Core i3-3120M and A6-5200 microprocessors. These characteristics, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2GHz
 
2.5GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
2048KB
 
3584KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
25W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A6-5200       - Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA)

Detailed side by side comparison of A6-5200 vs Core i3-3120M (PGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A6-5200 Core i3-3120M (PGA)
General recommendations:
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Base frequency is higher,
Built-in partial virus protection,
The CPU is upgreadable

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace
 

Drawbacks:

Smaller number of CPU cores,
Requires somewhat more power

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A6-5200 and Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A6-5200Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA)
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA6-Series for NotebooksCore i3 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberA6-5200i3-3120M
CPU part numberAM5200IAJ44HMAW8063801111700
Introduction dateMay 23, 2013September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameKabiniIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureJaguarIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0280.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA769 (FT3)Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)20002500
Clock Multiplier 25
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)2048512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)90
TDP (Watt)2535
Cores42
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit-+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8400HD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)600650
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels12
Supported memoryDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600, DDR3U-1066DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "AMD A6-5200" or "Intel Core i3-3120M (PGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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