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Front view of Intel Core i7 4930K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4930K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.47 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.25 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 13,063 vs 268 Around 48.8x better PassMark score
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,998 vs 419 More than 4.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.5 GHz vs 2.11 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 1 5 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 1 11 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz vs 1.47 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon XP-M 1700+

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AMD Athlon XP-M 1700+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon XP-M 1700+ vs the Intel Core i7 4930K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4930K vs Athlon XP-M 1700+

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4930K  vs
Athlon XP-M 1700+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.47 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 4930K  vs
Athlon XP-M 1700+ 
Threads 12 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.5 GHz 2.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 1.47 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,128.1 86.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.5 GHz 2.11 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 105.63W N/A
Intel Core i7 4930K
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