AMD Athlon II X4 635 vs Intel Core i5-650

AMD Athlon II X4 635
Intel Core i5-650

General info

Comparing Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
16.24
 
5.16
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Propus
 
Clarkdale
Release date
25 January 2010
 
7 January 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$70
 
$35
Price now
$70
 
$226

Technical specs

Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Maximum frequency
no data
 
3.46 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
no data
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
169 mm2
 
81 mm2
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
73 °C
Transistor count
300 million
 
382 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
no data
 
0.65V-1.4V

Compatibility

Information on Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM3
 
FCLGA1156
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
73 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
-
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
1.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
-
PAE
no data
 
36 Bit
FDI
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 are enumerated here.
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650.
Supported memory types
DDR3 Dual-channel
 
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory size
no data
 
16.38 GB
Max memory channels
no data
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
21 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650.
Integrated graphics
no data
 
Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
no data
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650.
PCIe revision
no data
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Athlon II X4 635 2.71
i5-650 2.78 +2.6%

Passmark

Athlon II X4 635 2199
i5-650 2257 +2.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Athlon II X4 635

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-650

2.6% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($35 vs $70)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (73 vs 95 watts)
SSE4
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES-NI save

So, Athlon II X4 635 or Core i5-650?

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