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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Front view of AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9700P

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AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9700P

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 758 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 64 °C More than 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700K  vs A12 7th Gen A12-9700P 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

gpu clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 6700K  vs
A12 7th Gen A12-9700P 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No


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


Core i7 6700K  vs
A12 7th Gen A12-9700P 
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 758 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i7 6700K
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AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9700P
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Is like compare a Ferrari 458 against a Dacia Sandero xD
An A-Series procesor fighting against I7 6ºg... I've already seen it all
IDK what to think anymore, I have a lenovo 310-15abr AMD A12 is good for office stuff, but games are everything but good, baad compatibility with drivers and a lot of headaches with the R7 V-card...
Overall, the AMD A12-9700P is more powerful than the Intel i7 due to its powerful integrated GPU. It can also be purchased in laptops for half the cost of the Intel i7, so is also vastly much better value for money.
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