I7 3rd gen vs i5 6th gen performance


Which CPU would give better performance on Yuzu?:

  • Intel Core i7 3770 (3rd gen) 3.6GHZ (3.9GHZ TurboBoost)
  • Intel Core i5 6500 (6th gen) 3.2GHZ (3.6GHZ TurboBoost)

Thanks in advance

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The i5 6500, by a LOT. Has FMA and AVX2, and while it’s old, it still is a Skylake, making it perform identically to a 10th gen (at equal clock speeds).

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@GoldenX86 Waiting for the 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake with new instruction, PCI Express 5.0, DDR5.

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Thank you @GoldenX86 , your answer’s very helpful as always.


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When comparing processors for emulation, the single most telling factor can be the Single Thread rating. Looking at the rating for the two you mentioned:

The i7 3700 has a Single Thread rating of 2070
The i5 6500 has a Single Thread rating of 2127

Check https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-6500-vs-Intel-i7-3770/2599vs896

Single Thread Rating doesn’t tell the whole story, but its a pretty good starting point.

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On top of that, add the 40% boost AVX2 provides, and the 300% boost FMA provides. Dynarmic loves those instruction sets.

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