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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2500K

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 3.2x higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 250 MHz Around 3.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 9,382 vs 415 More than 22.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,994 vs 218 Around 13.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Apple A5 (APL0498)

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Apple A5 (APL0498)

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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 A5 (APL0498)

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s
A5 (APL0498)
14,800 MB/s

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
A5 (APL0498) 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 PowerVR SGX543MP2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
A5 (APL0498) 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 112.55W N/A
Intel Core i5 2500K
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Apple A5 (APL0498)
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