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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3930K

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Intel Core i7 3930K

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 4x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.26 MB More than 7.8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 6 vs 1 5 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 1 11 more threads
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.26 MB/core More than 30% more l2 cache per core
Front view of Apple APL 2298

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3930K vs APL 2298


Core i7 3930K
APL 2298

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 3930K  vs
APL 2298 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 0.8 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core

integrated graphics

Label N/A PowerVR SGX535
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz

memory controller

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


Core i7 3930K  vs
APL 2298 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 12 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.26 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.26 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 172.6W N/A
Intel Core i7 3930K
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Apple APL 2298
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