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Intel Core i7 5500U

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Front view of Intel Core i7 5500U

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5500U

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Much better performance per watt 46.04 pt/W vs 7.03 pt/W More than 6.5x better performance per watt
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 4 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 4 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,563 vs 911 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.92 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 4,002 vs 2,663 More than 50% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 for AIOs 7310

Reasons to consider the
AMD A6 for AIOs 7310

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.8x higher GPU clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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 i7 5500U vs A6 for AIOs 7310

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5500U  vs
A6 for AIOs 7310 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 46.04 pt/W 7.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

details

Core i7 5500U  vs
A6 for AIOs 7310 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.92 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.92 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Radeon™ R4
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

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