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Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Intel Core i7 5960X

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 250 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 0.27 GHz More than 11x higher clock speed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 1998 Release date over 16 years later
Front view of AMD K6-2 266

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AMD K6-2 266

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD K6-2 266 vs the Intel Core i7 5960X.

Features Key features of the Core i7 5960X  vs K6-2 266 

clock speed

K6-2 266
0.27 GHz

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Core i7 5960X  vs
K6-2 266 
Clock speed 3 GHz 0.27 GHz


Has a NX bit Yes No


Clock speed 0 MHz 66 MHz


Core i7 5960X  vs
K6-2 266 
Manufacture process 22 nm 250 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 113.75W N/A
Intel Core i7 5960X
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AMD K6-2 266
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Because i commented on it showing how much better the k6-2 is than the lousy i7 5960x
It's unreal performance!
still a better price to performance ratio then intel
but for 907$ you could buy 226.75 k6s- and who doesn't want a 226 thread gaming pc?
But they missed the colossal price advantage! And the K6-2 266's TDP is only 14.7W max!!
Wow that is the strongest budget processor I've ever seen!
It takes boredom to compare 1.5 decades of change...
How the hell did I end up here...?
Not to mention that the k6 is single core and the 5960X a octacore with hyperthreading lol
Don't joke guys. I had a K6-2 350 MHz 3DNow! processor. I upgraded my computer from a Celeron ~266 MHZ, and ended up with a slower computer. I got caught by the 3DNow! hype train without realizing I had bought the least value processor of all time. Never again.
"Release date over 16 years later"
You think the k6 is impressive, check out the 800mhz thunderbird. Insane cpu. I'm running Unreal Tournament, max settings, no frame drops.
Typical Intel fanboi review. Everybody knows the K6 will smoke the i7 in real world situations.
the k6 is better.
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