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Front view of Intel Core i7 6500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6500U

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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 4 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 4 MB l3 cache is just OK
Front view of AMD A10 7th Gen A10-9600P

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AMD A10 7th Gen A10-9600P

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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 720 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher turbo 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

Features Key features of the Core i7 6500U  vs A10 7th Gen A10-9600P 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 6500U  vs
A10 7th Gen A10-9600P 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No


Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0


Core i7 6500U  vs
A10 7th Gen A10-9600P 
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

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Radeon™ R5
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 720 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 12.19W N/A
Intel Core i7 6500U
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AMD A10 7th Gen A10-9600P
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I bought my A10-9600p on July 4th last thing I ever did..I got rid of my old E1-2100 and went for the A10-9600p...I was like wow... and the 6GB of Ram that came with the laptop is now 8GB on dual Channel...The upgrade is performing much better :)
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Uh.... What?
Comparing the Intel Core i7 6500U vs the AMD A10 7th Gen A10-9600P on the basis of benchmarks makes little sense to me. They diverge more by function than by performance. AMD => video and games; Intel => whatever it is at which Intel excels... maybe video editing, or recalculating multi-dimensional decision matrices with thousands of parameters. But in contests of neural reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and mental-manual dexterity, the AMD A10 7th Gen A10-9600P dominates the skies, dusts off the SAMs and the RPG launchers, defoliates the swamps, and leaves nothing but scorched earth for the Intel Core i7 6500U to navigate. Benchmarks don't measure that match-up, and a faster i7 doesn't change the balance of power. It's more about "home turf neighborhood" than about clock rates and pixels refreshed per millisecond, although the latter do matter. Video games are AMD's home turf, and anyone else trying to own their turf is facing armaments and tactics that have been honed and tuned since the mid-80's or before. You don't bring a Presentation Suite to a light-sword fight, or at least, you don't get to do it twice. To deny AMD its own neighborhood would require burning it down and replacing it with a different kind of amusement park. Good luck with that.
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