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Intel Core i5 2500K

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Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,863 vs 911 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 6,383 vs 2,663 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 5% higher GPU clock speed
Front view of AMD A6 for AIOs 7310

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AMD A6 for AIOs 7310

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 112.55W 9.2x 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
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 41.29 $/year 11.4x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 110.03 $/year 8.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500K vs A6 for AIOs 7310

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
A6 for AIOs 7310 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 15W
Annual home energy cost 41.29 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.03 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 6.79 pt/W 7.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 112.55W 12.19W

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
A6 for AIOs 7310 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 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 5 - 72.6°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.98 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Radeon™ R4
Latest DirectX 10.1 12.0
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3L-1866
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