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Front view of Intel Core i7 3820

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3820

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 B30

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AMD Athlon II X2 B30

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon II X2 B30 vs the Intel Core i7 3820.

Features Key features of the Core i7 3820  vs Athlon II X2 B30 

clock speed

Core i7 3820
3.6 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 3820
4.68 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 3820
4.71 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3820  vs
Athlon II X2 B30 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 3820  vs
Athlon II X2 B30 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.68 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.68 GHz 3.6 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 49.49 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 138.93 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 139.6W 52.81W
Intel Core i7 3820
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AMD Athlon II X2 B30
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