Intel Core i5-2500k vs AMD A8-6500

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-2500k CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A8-6500
Intel Core i5-2500k AMD A8-6500
Intel Core i5 Family AMD A
Intel Core i 2000 CPU group AMD A8-6000
2 Generation 3
Sandy Bridge S Architecture Richland (Piledriver)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD A8-6500 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.30 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.10 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD A8-6500 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU AMD Radeon HD 8570D
0.85 GHz GPU frequency 0.84 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo)
6 GPU Generation 5
32 nm Technology 32 nm
2 Max. displays 2
12 Execution units 4
96 Shader 256
Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
10.1 DirectX Version 11.2

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory DDR3-1866
32 GB Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
6.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version
16 PCIe lanes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

95 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
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Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD A8-6500 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

32 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
LGA 1155 Socket FM2
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2011 Release date Q2/2013
165 $ Release price 85 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
697 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
2450 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
262 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
894 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
812 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
489 (60%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
2679 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1299 (48%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
372 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1336 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211 (49%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
6405 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
2833 (44%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
778.7 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
127 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
90 (71%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
461 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
293 (64%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3158 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
2017 (64%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
9970 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
5781 (58%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1.54 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
0.92 (60%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
5.42 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
3.29 (61%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
22.4 (100%)
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-2500k AMD A8-6500
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