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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 2.2 GHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2010 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II XLT V50L

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AMD Athlon II XLT V50L

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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 lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 73.94W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 21.92 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 79.72 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700K  vs Athlon II XLT V50L 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Athlon II XLT V50L 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Athlon II XLT V50L 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 2.2 GHz

power consumption

TDP 91W 25W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 73.94W 20.31W
Intel Core i7 6700K
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AMD Athlon II XLT V50L
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