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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 3x higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better PassMark score 11,109 vs 282 Around 39.5x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 1500+

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AMD Athlon XP 1500+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon XP 1500+ vs the Intel Core i7 6700K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs Athlon XP 1500+

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Athlon XP 1500+ 
Clock speed 4 GHz 1.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Athlon XP 1500+ 
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i7 6700K
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AMD Athlon XP 1500+
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