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Front view of Intel Core i5 650

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 650

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 61.1 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year vs 109.5 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6200

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AMD FX 6200

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz vs 4.31 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 37.54 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Feb, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs FX 6200

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,709
FX 6200
7,985

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
2,168
FX 6200
1,980

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
1,550,000 MB/s
FX 6200
2,300,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,675
FX 6200
7,681

GeekBench

Core i5 650
6,669
FX 6200
7,691

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i5 650
3,070
FX 6200
5,980

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 650
3,116
FX 6200
6,115

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 650
1,319
FX 6200
1,305

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 650  vs
FX 6200 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1156
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 733 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i5 650  vs
FX 6200 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 20
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.75 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 21 2
Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 4.71 GHz

power consumption

TDP 73W 125W
Annual home energy cost 37.54 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 4.67 pt/W 7.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 100.22W 101.56W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Intel Core i5 650
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