Intel Core i5-4210M vs AMD Athlon II X4 635

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i5 2 core CPU vs AMD 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 88
$ 58
$ 30.02 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

17 %
17 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

30 %
30 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
13 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

12 %
13 %
8% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

28% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

93% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
11% slightly higher clock speed

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

912th of 1,337
903rd of 1,337


The product line

4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-4210M vs Athlon II X4 635 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Athlon II X4 635 is faster than the Core i5-4210M. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-4210M in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Athlon II X4 635 has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Core i5-4210M has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Athlon II X4 635 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4210M.

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. Indeed, the Core i5-4210M has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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