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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 70% higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 6370P

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 69 °C vs 64 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700K  vs Opteron 6370P 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Core i7 6700K
4.2 GHz
Opteron 6370P
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 6700K
4.64 GHz
Opteron 6370P
2.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 6700K
4.76 GHz
Opteron 6370P
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Opteron 6370P 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core 16 core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 91W 99W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 23.85 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 86.72 $/year
Typical power consumption 73.94W 80.44W

bus

Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Opteron 6370P 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 69°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.64 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz 2.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Intel Core i7 6700K
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