– The Core i5-2500K is Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor while the A6-3620 is AMD’s Llano APU ( Accelerated Processing Unit). Both come with integrated graphics.
– The Integrated GPU performance of the A6-3620 is much better than that of the Core i5-2500K.
– Both have 4 processors cores. However, the i5-2500K is clocked higher, supports Hyperthreading and has slightly better architecture. This leads to much better processor performance for the Core i5-2500K.
Table : Core i5-2500K Vs AMD A6-3620 Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i5-2500K||AMD A6-3620|
|Core Frequency||3.3 GHz||2.2 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||4 ( 4 Hyperthreads)||4|
|Cache Organization||6 MB Intel Smart Cache||4 x1 MB L2 cache|
|Turbo Frequency||3.7 GHz||2.5 GHz|
|TDP Rating||95 Watts||65 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1866|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.1 GHz||Radeon HD 6530D GPU, 320 Shaders, 443 MHz|
Table : Core i5-2500K Vs AMD A6-3620 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Core i5-2500K||AMD A6-3620|
| PassMark CPU Mark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||Not available||Not available|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
Some more details of Core i5-2500K
The core i5-2500K is the overclockable version of the core i5-2500. It belongs to the second generation Core i5 processor, more popularly known as the Sandy bridge Processor. There have been several improvement over the previous generation core i5 processor, most notable among them is the improvement in the integrated graphics ( x2 performance improvement). The new Turbo 2.0 further boosts the performance. In the lithography improvement the we now have a unified 32 nm die having everything on a single die. The higher passmark score of core i5-2500K with respect to the core i5-2500 only indicates that more samples sent the overclocked 2500K scores
Some more details of AMD A6-3620
A6-3620 bumps up the clock frequency of the A6-3600 making it slightly more competitive against Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i3 offering. While it still does not compete with the processor performance of most of the Core i5 Sandy Bridge, it has better performance in the area of Integrated graphics.
Further Suggested Readings
The i5-2500K belongs to Sandy Bridge. Check out the Sandy Bridge Architecture.
The A6-3620 belongs to the Llano Series. Take a look at at the Llano Architecture.