AMD Athlon II X4 635 vs Intel Core i5-650
Comparing Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
128 KB (per core)
64 KB (per core)
512 KB (per core)
256 KB (per core)
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Demand Based Switching
Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650.
Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video HD
Available interfaces and connections of Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Athlon II X4 635 and Core i5-650.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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%
Athlon II X4 635 2199
i5-650 2257 +2.6%
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)
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)
So, Athlon II X4 635 or Core i5-650?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Athlon II X4 635 and Intel Core i5-650. The differences in performance seem too small.
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