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Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EC

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Intel Core i7 4700EC

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 34.94W vs 41.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 37.67 $/year vs 44.68 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.36 $/year vs 12.29 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Feb, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Core i7 4700EC  vs i3 6100 

clock speed

Core i7 4700EC
2.7 GHz
Core i3 6100
3.7 GHz

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 4700EC
2.7 GHz
Core i3 6100
4.25 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 4700EC
2.7 GHz
Core i3 6100
4.39 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EC  vs
i3 6100 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 43W 51W
Annual home energy cost 10.36 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 37.67 $/year 44.68 $/year
Typical power consumption 34.94W 41.44W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4700EC  vs
i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 4.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Number of displays supported 3 3

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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