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Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2500K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,863 vs 1,507 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 6.79 pt/W vs 3.96 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 112.55W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 41.29 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 110.03 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500K vs PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 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 95W
Annual home energy cost 41.29 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.03 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.79 pt/W 3.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 112.55W 77.19W

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature 5 - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 5 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX 10.1 12.0
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Intel Core i5 2500K
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