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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 930

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 930

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i7 930 vs the AMD FX 8320.

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 930 vs FX 8320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
7,828
FX 8320
10,352

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
2,016
FX 8320
2,066

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
126,500 MB/s
FX 8320
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
7,522
FX 8320
9,798

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
8,177
FX 8320
10,594

GeekBench

Core i7 930
9,439
FX 8320
11,631

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 930
5,176
FX 8320
8,183

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 930
1,215
FX 8320
1,402

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 930  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,400 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Core i7 930  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 20
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.38V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 209 63
Overclocked clock speed 4.21 GHz 4.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 4.75 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,501.5 9,317
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz 4.56 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 125W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.45 pt/W 7.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 101.56W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 930
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