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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 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
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Front view of AMD PRO A A12 6th Gen PRO A12-8870

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AMD PRO A A12 6th Gen PRO A12-8870

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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 1,108 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 3.2x higher GPU clock speed
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 PRO A A12 6th Gen PRO A12-8870 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

gpu clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
PRO A A12 6th Gen PRO A12-8870 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
PRO A A12 6th Gen PRO A12-8870 
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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 1,108 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i7 6700K
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