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Intel Core i3 8121U vs Core i5-6500

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i5-6500 12.8 GT/s
Core i3 8121U 8.8 GT/s
Difference: 4 (45%)

Core Speed

Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz
Core i3 8121U 2.2 GHz
Difference: 1 (45%)

Threads

Core i3 8121U 4
Core i5-6500 4
Difference: 0 (0%)

TDP

Core i5-6500 65 Watts
Core i3 8121U 15 Watts
Difference: 50 (333%)

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Model Core i3 8121U Core i5-6500
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Cannon Lake Skylake
Core Speed 2.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 2 4
Total Threads 4 4
Turbo 3.2 GHz 1/2/3/4
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 4MB 6 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 530
TDP 15 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 1151
Released 2018 2015-09-01
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Core i3 8121U

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