CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6500 vs L2400 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6500 

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

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Intel Core i5 6500

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Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 1.66 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,951 vs 497 Around 4x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz vs 1.84 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2006 Release date over 9 years later
Significantly better PassMark score 7,217 vs 705 Around 10.2x better PassMark score
Much better performance per dollar 0.63 pt/$ vs 0.13 pt/$ More than 4.8x better performance per dollar
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 1.67 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 3.9 pt/W vs 2.36 pt/W Around 65% better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Intel Core Duo L2400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core Duo L2400

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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 lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6500 vs Duo L2400

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 6500
5,880 MB/s
Core Duo L2400
67.5 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6500  vs
Duo L2400 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 1.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

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 65W 15W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 3.9 pt/W 2.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 12.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Core i5 6500  vs
Duo L2400 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.77 GHz 1.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz 1.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz 1.84 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No
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