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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 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 9.95 pt/W vs 1.55 pt/W Around 6.5x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,637 vs 1,427 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Dec, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD A4 6320

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AMD A4 6320

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Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.02 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 5.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 760 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz vs 3.11 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,258 vs 2,357 Around 40% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.8 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6500U vs A4 6320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6320
3,258

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6320
2,074

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6500U
3,265 MB/s
A4 6320
2,250 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 6320
2,322

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 6320
1,427

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
A4 6320 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 65W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.95 pt/W 1.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 52.81W

details

Core i7 6500U  vs
A4 6320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Radeon HD 8000 series
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 760 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Intel Core i7 6500U
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