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Front view of Intel Core i7 5820K

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Intel Core i7 5820K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 67

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AMD Athlon X2 67

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 113.75W 4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i7 5820K  vs Athlon X2 67 

clock speed

Core i7 5820K
3.3 GHz
Athlon X2 67
2.2 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5820K  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Hexa core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 0 MHz 333 MHz

details

Core i7 5820K  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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

power consumption

TDP 140W 35W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 113.75W 28.44W
Intel Core i7 5820K
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