AMD A6-5200 vs Intel Core i7-820QM

Compare AMD A6-Series APU for Desktops 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

9 %
9 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

17 %
41% slightly better gaming score
12 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

7 %
8 %
14% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

7 %
8 %
14% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

69% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

58% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
15% slightly higher clock speed
2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

25 W
79% significantly lower TDP
45 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,138th of 1,327
1,154th of 1,327


The product line

A6-Series APU for Desktops

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2009

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A6-5200 vs Core i7-820QM benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the A6-5200 beats the Core i7-820QM in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-820QM in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-820QM has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the A6-5200 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-820QM. A A6-5200 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-820QM CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the A6-5200 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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