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Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Intel Core i7 4770K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 113.75W 40% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.98 MB/core More than 2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 64.4 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date a year later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6284 SE

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AMD Opteron 6284 SE

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 15.63 MB vs 8 MB More than 95% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Core i7 4770K  vs Opteron 6284 SE 

clock speed

Core i7 4770K
3.5 GHz
Opteron 6284 SE
2.7 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i7 4770K
3.9 GHz
Opteron 6284 SE
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 4770K
4.48 GHz
Opteron 6284 SE
3.4 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 4770K
4.55 GHz
Opteron 6284 SE
3.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 6284 SE 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core 16 core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 84W 140W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 122.64 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 113.75W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 0 4
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 6284 SE 
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 15.63 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.98 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 64.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 3.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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