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Front view of Intel Core i7 3930K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3930K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 12,084 vs 5,401 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.67 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,949 vs 1,306 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 12 vs 6 Twice as many threads
Significantly better performance per watt 5.5 pt/W vs 1.62 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 4332 HE

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AMD Opteron 4332 HE

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 172.6W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 56.96 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 177.83 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Dec, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3930K vs Opteron 4332 HE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3930K
2,430,000 MB/s
Opteron 4332 HE
1,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3930K  vs
Opteron 4332 HE 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Hexa core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 2011
C32
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 56.96 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 177.83 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 5.5 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 172.6W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i7 3930K  vs
Opteron 4332 HE 
Threads 12 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 32 15
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.67 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.67 GHz 3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 51,200 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Intel Core i7 3930K
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