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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 81.25W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 24.09 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 87.6 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A A10 6790B

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AMD A A10 6790B

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 844 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 64 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700K  vs A A10 6790B 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Core i7 6700K
4.2 GHz
A A10 6790B
4.3 GHz

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i7 6700K
350 MHz
A A10 6790B
844 MHz


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 6700K  vs
A A10 6790B 
Clock speed 4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No


Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


Core i7 6700K  vs
A A10 6790B 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 74°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ HD 8670D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 844 MHz

power consumption

TDP 91W 100W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 87.6 $/year
Typical power consumption 73.94W 81.25W
Intel Core i7 6700K
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