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Intel Core i5 650

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Front view of Intel Core i5 650

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 650

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 650

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 70.5 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 100.22W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 37.54 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 96.89 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs A8 3800

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,709
A8 3800
4,656

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
2,168
A8 3800
1,308

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
1,550,000 MB/s
A8 3800
102,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,675
A8 3800
4,510

GeekBench

Core i5 650
6,669
A8 3800
4,699

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 650
3,116
A8 3800
3,064

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 650
1,319
A8 3800
860

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 650  vs
A8 3800 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 73W 65W
Annual home energy cost 37.54 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 4.67 pt/W 2.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 100.22W 52.81W

details

Core i5 650  vs
A8 3800 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Radeon™ HD 6550D
GPU clock speed 733 MHz 600 MHz

memory controller

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