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Intel Core i5 6500

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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Intel Core i5 6500

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,951 vs 949 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 7,217 vs 2,833 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 3.9 pt/W vs 1.71 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 71 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6500 vs PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6500  vs
PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.9 pt/W 1.71 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core i5 6500  vs
PRO A A4 6th Gen PRO A4-8350B 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.77 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R4
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
Intel Core i5 6500
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