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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-4790K 10730 points
Core i5-6500 6620 points
Difference: 4110 (62%)

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-4790K 32 GT/s
Core i5-6500 12.8 GT/s
Difference: 19.2 (150%)

Core Speed

Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz
Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz
Difference: 0.8 (25%)

Threads

Core i7-4790K 8
Core i5-6500 4
Difference: 4 (100%)

TDP

Core i7-4790K 88 Watts
Core i5-6500 65 Watts
Difference: 23 (35%)

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Model Core i5-6500 Core i7-4790K
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Skylake Haswell
Core Speed 3.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 4
Total Threads 4 8
Turbo 1/2/3/4 2/3/4/4
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 6 MB 8 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 530 HD Graphics 4600
TDP 65 Watts 88 Watts
Socket LGA 1151 LGA 1150
Released 2015-09-01 2014-06-01
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