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Front view of AMD A10 7870K

AMD A10 7870K

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2710QE

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Intel Core i7 2710QE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 77.19W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 7870K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.33 pt/$ vs 0.61 pt/$ Around 5.5x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 866 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Newer May, 2015 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,548 vs 1,385 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2710QE vs A10 7870K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2710QE  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Core i7 2710QE  vs
A10 7870K 
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 4.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon 512:32:8
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 866 MHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 4.34 pt/W 4.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 77.19W
Intel Core i7 2710QE
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Comments

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guarantee you it is not though.
Bet it isn't.
i guess my laptop still is competitive with some newer cpus
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