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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 FX 7th Gen ™ 9800P

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AMD FX 7th Gen ™ 9800P

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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 758 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Core i7 6500U  vs FX 7th Gen ™ 9800P 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
FX 7th Gen ™ 9800P 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.6 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

details

Core i7 6500U  vs
FX 7th Gen ™ 9800P 
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

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 758 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 12.19W N/A
Intel Core i7 6500U
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AMD FX 7th Gen ™ 9800P
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