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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

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Intel Core i7 5960X

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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 0.41 GHz More than 7.2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 0.53 GHz More than 6.5x higher turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
More cores 8 vs 1 7 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 1 15 more threads
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Front view of Apple APL 0278

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Apple APL 0278

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs APL 0278


Core i7 5960X
APL 0278

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 5960X  vs
APL 0278 
Clock speed 3 GHz 0.41 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 0.53 GHz
Cores Octa core Single core

integrated graphics

Label N/A PowerVR MBX Lite
GPU clock speed N/A 133 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Single Channel


Core i7 5960X  vs
APL 0278 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 16 1
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 113.75W N/A
Intel Core i7 5960X
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Apple APL 0278
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