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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 1.4 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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 300 MHz More than 2.8x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,994 vs 771 Around 4x better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 9,382 vs 1,416 Around 6.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Front view of Apple A6X (APL5598)

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Apple A6X (APL5598)

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More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500K vs A6X (APL5598)

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
A6X (APL5598)
59,400 MB/s

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
A6X (APL5598) 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 PowerVR SGX554MP4
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 300 MHz

memory controller

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

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
A6X (APL5598) 
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 32 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 112.55W N/A
Intel Core i5 2500K
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Apple A6X (APL5598)
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