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Front view of Intel Core i7 2600K

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Intel Core i7 2600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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 3400+

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AMD Athlon 3400+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 3400+ vs the Intel Core i7 2600K.

Features Key features of the Core i7 2600K  vs Athlon 3400+ 

clock speed

Core i7 2600K
3.4 GHz
Athlon 3400+
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600K  vs
Athlon 3400+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 1155
754
Is unlocked Yes 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 41.8 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 111.78 $/year 77.96 $/year
Typical power consumption 114.2W 72.31W

details

Core i7 2600K  vs
Athlon 3400+ 
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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 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
3DMark06 5,275 N/A
Intel Core i7 2600K
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