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Front view of Intel Core i7 930

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 930

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3.06 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 7,522 vs 1,048 Around 7.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,828 vs 708 More than 11x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 4.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,016 vs 396 More than 5x better geekbench 3 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 4.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Z 01

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AMD Z 01

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Much lower typical power consumption 4.06W vs 105.63W 26x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better performance per watt 6.04 pt/W vs 1.45 pt/W Around 4.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.2 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 26x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 4.38 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 26x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2011 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 930 vs AMD Z 01

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
7,828
AMD Z 01
708

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
2,016
AMD Z 01
396

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
126,500 MB/s
AMD Z 01
24,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 930
7,522
AMD Z 01
1,048

GeekBench

Core i7 930
9,439
AMD Z 01
1,048

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 930  vs
AMD Z 01 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.06 GHz None
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 5W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 1.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 4.38 $/year
Performance per watt 1.45 pt/W 6.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 4.06W

details

Core i7 930  vs
AMD Z 01 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 5

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.21 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz 1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6250
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 276 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Intel Core i7 930
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