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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 higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 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
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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slow chip.... pc processors been around longer than smartphone soc.…… my hp pavilion is far slower than my phone... I hav no idea way.... 5400rpm hard disk drive? to load into memery, thus reading hdd, 100megs a sec... equal to 6gigs a minute, laptop is still loading os….
If you download the chrismon software yoou can overclock and chose te R8 M435DX Dual Graphics for you game, is true that the kernel of windows should do this for you but sometimes just dont
I work at an automation company where we build machines to injection mold and ultrasonic weld similar plastic parts for car interiors. The machines can easily be made modular to make a multitude of varieties for legitimately a couple hundred dollars... and that's for an entire dashboard.
Most manufactures are not going to have two different presses for molded plastic , the cost of having the press made is costly. Most often they will try to design a case that fits a wide variety of boards and label them as different models. Still I say that even in this scenario ,they are going to design majority for Intel than they will for AMD.
My series 3 Samsung with an A8 4500 m , one of my Gaming buds Series 3 with an I3 3270. Took both laptops apart heat sink and pipes sat squarely over the Intel and did not over my A8 , we both had surmised that this was because the case was designed for the Intel and not the AMD .
That's completely false. Manufacturers have numerous chassis for a variety of different models. The motherboards are also custom to the chassis so the processor can be placed optimally for heatsink and airflow requirements. A couple millimeters of heatpipe isn't going to significantly alter the cooling of the AMD either. That's all that would change for a different CPU location in the same chassis. The heatsink and blower are always next to each other so the cooling airflow doing the work is equal. The only potential negative impact is because the APUs, with a larger GPU and larger manufacturing node, require more power and generate more heat so an equal size heatsink on comparable Intel and AMD parts would leave the AMD hotter and less able to use "turbo" speeds. However, my old Lenovo had a chassis only used for AMD builds. There wasn't an Intel version of the Z58x series to match my A8 4500m + 7670m dual graphics machine.
You really don't know what you're talking about. You're speculating that the main motivator for hardware vendors is some cheap plastic crap that encase all the components? You're quite wrong... but the point is moot.
Remember this , both the PS4 and Xbox1 use an AMD apu, an AMD will run fantastic when a box/frame is designed for an AMD processor!.
That's it exactly , most of the manufactures build specifically for Intel, then they stuff AMD boards into the same laptop frame as the Intel. The result of which is that air flow around the CPU amd the MoBo isn't adequate. On the manufacture side , it costs money to design two different frames for competing C.p.u's it's better to build for one than both even if the air ducting is off by just a few millimeters. In the case of AMD those few Millimeters make a huge difference in heat dissapation,and over all performance.
That doesn't make a bit of sense. An AMD system requires an entirely different motherboard and chipset than Intel. There's no possible way to design a system to favor Intel when none of the components are from Intel. The more likely cause is that the graphics processor in the APU is choked by the memory bandwidth of system memory...especially if the system is running single-channel. If the game runs fine and occasionally drops really badly, like when moving to new areas, it's without a doubt memory bandwidth related.
The AMD wins on price for performance due to the inbuilt graphics processor - However the i7 is the better number cruncher with higher overall Clock and Boost speeds but is hampered by its own intel HD 530. You always get good Bang for your Buck with AMD.
Hey guys, your website is it supposed a good reference for consultation. Nevertheless, these last times you are missing the way, because you don´t have properly updated information about new processors already being sold into the market. What is happening?
The I7 does have better benchmarks but the ability to run the same software as the I7 for a third of the cost is what makes AMD a better choice. The fact that almost all of the manufactures of P.C's are getting a blow job from Intel to design their products just for them, still makes AMD a good choice. The AMD chip works incredibly good when a manufacturer puts it in a good board with adequate ventilation which most of them don't because their units are designed for Intel , due to reasons they get a greater market share for selling Intel.
this isnt due to the processor , most of the hardware designers from the manufactures design everything around the intel chip, in an effort to sell the intel over the AMD.
I have problem with fps in that game like leage of legends i have amd and fps going down to 5 sometimes idk why. it is new laptop
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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