CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6500 vs A6 PRO-7400B among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6500 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 6500  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6500

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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 score 7,217 vs 2,697 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,951 vs 1,595 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B

Reasons to consider the
AMD PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B

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Much higher GPU clock speed 756 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 18.22 fps vs 12.52 fps More than 45% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
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 A6 A6 PRO-7400B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6500
28.88 mHash/s
PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B
46.18 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6500
22.76 mPixels/s
PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B
9.04 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6500
228.85 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6500
12.52 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6500  vs
PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

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 3.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core i5 6500  vs
PRO A A6 A6 PRO-7400B 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.77 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz 3.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R5
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 756 MHz

memory controller

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