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Intel Core i5 650

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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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Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz vs 4.9 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Lower typical power consumption 92.5W vs 100.22W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 88.48 $/year vs 96.89 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 35.3 $/year vs 37.54 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs i3 530

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 650
1,826
Core i3 530
1,744

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,709
Core i3 530
3,904

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
2,168
Core i3 530
1,800

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
1,550,000 MB/s
Core i3 530
123,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,675
Core i3 530
3,755

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 650
4,902
Core i3 530
4,152

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 650
3,116
Core i3 530
2,584

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 650
1,319
Core i3 530
1,112

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 650  vs
i3 530 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 733 MHz 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,773.12 MB 16,773.12 MB

details

Core i5 650  vs
i3 530 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 22
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 21 13
Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 4.31 GHz

power consumption

TDP 73W 73W
Annual home energy cost 37.54 $/year 35.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year 88.48 $/year
Performance per watt 4.67 pt/W 1.21 pt/W
Idle power consumption 69.1W 67W
Peak power consumption 110.6W 101W
Typical power consumption 100.22W 92.5W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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