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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
Front view of AMD FX 8150

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs FX 8150

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
10,986
FX 8150
10,087

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,876
FX 8150
1,990

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 8150
2,265,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,071
FX 8150
9,664

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600
11,820
FX 8150
10,251

GeekBench

Core i7 2600
14,233
FX 8150
11,782

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 2600
8,219
FX 8150
7,747

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 2600
1,921
FX 8150
1,355

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600  vs
FX 8150 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 67.45 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 200.6 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W 4.14 pt/W
Idle power consumption 74W 104W
Peak power consumption 128W 229W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 197.75W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 8 MB/s 10,400 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,200 MT/s

details

Core i7 2600  vs
FX 8150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,160,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 21
Voltage range 1.22 - 1.43V 1.22 - 1.52V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.93 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz 4.71 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 24,576 MB
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