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AMD FX-8350 VS. Intel Core i5-6500
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AMD FX-8350 vs. Intel Core i5-6500

September 27, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

The review bellow of i5-6500 vs FX-8350 outlines key features that makes Intel Core i5-6500 a better processor than AMD FX-8350; 267MHz higher RAM speed, 18nm smaller semiconductor size, 60W lower TDP, 13.1GB/s more memory bandwidth, 5337 higher GeekBench result (multi-core), 0.5MB/core more L3 cache per core, has integrated graphics and uses hyperthreading technology.

GENERAL INFO

Supports 64-bit; AMD FX-8350 and Intel Core i5-6500 supports 64-bit

Thermal Design Power: AMD FX-8350 has 125W whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 65W

Semiconductor size; AMD FX-8350 has 32nm whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 14nm.

PCI Express (PCIE) version; AMD FX-8350 has the PCI Express (PCIE) version 2 while Intel Core i5-6500 has the PCI Express (PCIE) version 3.

Integrated graphics; Intel Core i5-6500 has integrated graphics.

Width; AMD FX-8350 has 40mm whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 37.5mm.

Bottom Line general info
Intel Core i5-6500 is better than AMD FX-8350 as it has lower TDP, has one newer PCI Express (PCIE) version and has integrated graphics.
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PERFORMANCE

In terms of performance of i5-6500 vs FX-8350, we have the following comparisons;

CPU speed; AMD FX-8350 has 8 × 4GHz whereas Intel Core has 4 × 3.2GHz.

L2 cache; AMD FX-8350 has 1MB whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 1MB.

L3 cache; AMD FX-8350 has 8MB while Intel Core i5-6500 has 6MB.

CPU threads; AMD FX-8350 has 8 CPU threads while Intel Core i5-6500 has 4 CPU threads.

L1 cache; AMD FX-8350 has 384KB while Intel Core i5-6500 has 128KB.

L2 core; AMD FX-8350 has 1MB /core whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 0.2MB/core.

Bottom Line performance
AMD FX-8350 is better in performance.
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MEMORY

RAM speed; AMD FX-8350 has RAM speed of 1866MHz whereas Intel Core 5-6500 has 2133MHz.

Maximum memory bandwidth; AMD FX-8350 has 21GB/s while Intel Core i5-6500 has 34.1GB/s.

Memory channels; AMD FX-8350 and Intel Core i5-6500 have 2 memory channels each.

Bus transfer rate; AMD FX-8350 has 5.4GT/s whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 8GT/s.

Bottom Line memory
Intel Core i5-6500 is a better device as it has more maximum memory bandwidth and higher bus transfer rate.
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KEY FEATURES

AMD FX-8350 and Intel Core i5-6500 have the following features in common; dynamic frequency scaling, has AES, supports hardware-assisted virtualization, have 4.2 SSE versions and AVX. Intel Core i5-6500 uses hyperthreading technology unlike AMD FX-8350.

Bottom Line key features
Intel Core i5-6500 is better as it uses hyperthreading technology.
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BENCHMARKS

PassMark result; AMD FX-8350 has 9144 whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 7043.

PassMark result (single); AMD FX-8350 has 1522 whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 1944.

GeekBench result; AMD FX-8350 has 11115 whereas Intel Core i5-6500 has 1944.

Performance per watt; AMD FX-8350 has 87 while Intel Core i5-6500 has 256.1.

PassMark result (overlocked); AMD FX-8350 has 10143 while Intel Core i5-8350 has 7537.

Bottom Line benchmarks
AMD FX-8350 is better in benchmarks.
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Conclusion

Intel Core i5-6500 is a better device that equipped with modern technology and features superior features.

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