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Core i5-2500K Vs AMD A6-3620

– 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
Lithography 32 nm 32nm
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
6818 3165
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU
6101 Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score
7.6 Not available


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.

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