AMD FX-4100 vs Intel Core i5-5250U

Compare AMD FX 4-Core Black Edition 2 core CPU vs Intel 5th Generation Core i5 2 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

15 %
7% slightly better overall score
14 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

28 %
7% slightly better gaming score
26 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

12 %
9% slightly better multitasking score
11 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

11 %
11 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

25% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
125% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

192 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
128 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
300% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
166% significantly more L3 cache
3 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

949th of 1,327
968th of 1,327


The product line

FX 4-Core Black Edition
5th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


FX-4100 vs Core i5-5250U specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the FX-4100 performs better than the Core i5-5250U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-5250U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the FX-4100 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-5250U. The info from our database shows that the FX-4100 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-5250U. The FX-4100 also has significantly more L3 cache.

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. Indeed, the FX-4100 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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