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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600K

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Intel Core i7 2600K

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 0.6 GHz Around 5.8x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 150 MHz Around 5.8x higher GPU clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.26 MB Around 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Apple APL 0298

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Apple APL 0298

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Apple APL 0298 vs the Intel Core i7 2600K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600K vs APL 0298


Core i7 2600K
APL 0298

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 2600K  vs
APL 0298 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 0.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 PowerVR SGX535
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel


Core i7 2600K  vs
APL 0298 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.26 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.26 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 114.2W N/A
Intel Core i7 2600K
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Apple APL 0298
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