The AMD A6-5200 is a mid-range processor for laptops. The “Kabini”-series chip has four cores, a 2GHz clock speed, 2MB of L2 cache, the Radeon HD 8400 integrated graphics, and a power consumption of 25W. So, what all these specs mean? First of all, “Kabini” family represents the mid-tier AMD CPU line for 2013. It’s designed for the mainstream full-size and thin-and-light laptops. “Kabini” is below the top-tier “Richland”, containing high-performance parts, and above the ultra-low-power “Temash” for ultra-thin notebooks and tablets. Number of cores on the A6-5200 is four, but unfortunately the processor doesn’t support multiple computing threads per core. That means in this aspect the A6 isn’t equivalent to the Intel quad-core chips supporting a total of eight threads. In accordance with this, it’s rather comparable with the dual-core Intel chips. The PassMark benchmark results indicate the A6-5200 is on par with the dual-core Intel Pentium 2020M and also close to the dual-core Core i3-3127U. However, a huge difference between the mentioned CPUs is their power consumption. As we’ve already mentioned, the A6 is rated at 25 Watts, while the Pentium and i3 “U” consume 35W and 17W respectively. Regarding the other AMD chips, the A6-5200 is well ahead the last year’s A6-4400M dual-core, despite much bigger power consumption of 35W on the latter. When it comes to performance of the Radeon HD 8400 graphics, it is just yet another integrated GPU, without much gaming potential. We’ve found some YouTube videos showing various gameplays on it. For instance, Counterstrike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are playable on maximal settings and 1,366×768.
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