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Front view of Intel Core i5 6600K

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Intel Core i5 6600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Aug, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 760 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 73.94W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 64 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.92 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 79.72 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6600K  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600

details

Core i5 6600K  vs
A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 AMD Radeon 065 W
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 760 MHz

power consumption

TDP 91W 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 73.94W 52.81W
Intel Core i5 6600K
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AMD A300 Series Workstations FirePro™ A300 Accelerated
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