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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2500

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 70 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B

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AMD PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500 vs PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500  vs
PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.04 pt/W 3.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Core i5 2500  vs
PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Radeon™ R5
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 756 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Intel Core i5 2500
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