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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6500U

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD A6 for AIOs 8500P

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AMD A6 for AIOs 8500P

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Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.8x 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

Features Key features of the Core i7 6500U  vs A6 for AIOs 8500P 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
A6 for AIOs 8500P 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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

details

Core i7 6500U  vs
A6 for AIOs 8500P 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 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

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Radeon™ R5
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 800 MHz

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
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W
Intel Core i7 6500U
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AMD A6 for AIOs 8500P
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