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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-980X 7930 points
Core i5-6500 6620 points
Difference: 1310 (20%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-980X 39.6 GT/s
Core i5-6500 12.8 GT/s
Difference: 26.8 (209%)

Core Speed

Core i7-980X 3.3 GHz
Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)

Threads

Core i7-980X 12
Core i5-6500 4
Difference: 8 (200%)

TDP

Core i7-980X 130 Watts
Core i5-6500 65 Watts
Difference: 65 (100%)

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Model Core i5-6500 Core i7-980X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Skylake Westmere
Core Speed 3.2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 6
Total Threads 4 12
Turbo 1/2/3/4 1/1/1/1/2/2
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 6 MB 12 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 530 N/A
TDP 65 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 1151 LGA 1366
Released 2015-09-01 2010-03-01
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