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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Intel Core i7 2600

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon 2800+

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AMD Athlon 2800+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 2800+ vs the Intel Core i7 2600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs Athlon 2800+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i7 2600
14,233
Athlon 2800+
1,241

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754
462
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 89W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 0.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 72.31W

details

Core i7 2600  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 2.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 2.57 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz N/A
Intel Core i7 2600
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