AMD A6-5200 vs Intel Core i7-840QM

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 %
10 %
11% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

17 %
30% slightly better gaming score
13 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

7 %
9 %
28% 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

81% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

82% 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
7% 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

1,139th of 1,327
1,115th of 1,327


The product line

A6-Series APU for Desktops

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2010

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


A6-5200 vs Core i7-840QM specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-840QM is faster than the A6-5200. Despite this, the A6-5200 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-840QM has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the A6-5200 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-840QM. A A6-5200 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-840QM CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. 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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