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Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 1900+

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AMD Athlon XP 1900+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon XP 1900+ vs the Intel Core i7 2600.

Features Key features of the Core i7 2600  vs Athlon XP 1900+ 

clock speed

Core i7 2600
3.4 GHz
Athlon XP 1900+
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
Athlon XP 1900+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
462

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

details

Core i7 2600  vs
Athlon XP 1900+ 
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 114.5W N/A
Intel Core i7 2600
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AMD Athlon XP 1900+
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