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Front view of Intel Core i5 650

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 5.21 pt/$ vs 2.93 pt/$ Around 80% better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 733 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better performance per watt 61.59 pt/W vs 4.68 pt/W Around 13.2x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 100.22W 8.2x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 5 years later
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 37.54 $/year 10.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 96.89 $/year 7.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,446 vs 1,319 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 650 vs 5250U

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 650
1,550,000 MB/s
Core i5 5250U
3,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 650  vs
5250U 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 73W 15W
Annual home energy cost 37.54 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.89 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 4.68 pt/W 61.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 100.22W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 650  vs
5250U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.31 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.31 GHz 2.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 6000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 733 MHz 300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,773.12 MB 16,384 MB
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