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Intel Core i7 6700K

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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 newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 725 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better PassMark score 11,109 vs 604 Around 18.5x better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 10 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 3.03 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much lower typical power consumption 2.44W vs 73.94W 30.3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 17.67 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
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 0.72 $/year vs 21.92 $/year 30.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 2.63 $/year vs 79.72 $/year 30.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 64 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs Opteron 150

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Opteron 150 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
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
Opteron 150 
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C 0 - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 3.03 GHz

power consumption

TDP 91W 3W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 0.72 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 2.63 $/year
Performance per watt 3.49 pt/W 17.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 2.44W
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