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Front view of Intel Core i7 6500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6500U

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Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 30% 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
Slightly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 16.25W 25% lower typical power consumption
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 4.82 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 17.52 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD PRO A A8 A8 PRO-7150B

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AMD PRO A A8 A8 PRO-7150B

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 533 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 80% higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x 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 PRO A A8 A8 PRO-7150B 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
PRO A A8 A8 PRO-7150B 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 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

memory controller

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

details

Core i7 6500U  vs
PRO A A8 A8 PRO-7150B 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 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 533 MHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 20W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 4.82 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 17.52 $/year
Typical power consumption 12.19W 16.25W
Intel Core i7 6500U
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