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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Front view of 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 32 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
Much better PassMark score 11,109 vs 2,342 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 1,446 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 3.49 pt/W vs 1.98 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

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AMD PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

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Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 73.94W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 64 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.92 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 79.72 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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

power consumption

TDP 91W 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.49 pt/W 1.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 52.81W

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
PRO A A4 A4 PRO-7300B 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 3.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ HD 8470D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
Intel Core i7 6700K
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