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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 950

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Intel Core i7 950

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Much higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 0.6 GHz More than 5x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.26 MB Around 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Apple APL 0298

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Apple APL 0298

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 950 vs APL 0298


Core i7 950
APL 0298

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 950  vs
APL 0298 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 0.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

integrated graphics

Label N/A PowerVR SGX535
GPU clock speed N/A 150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Triple Channel Single Channel


Core i7 950  vs
APL 0298 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.26 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.26 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 105.63W N/A
Intel Core i7 950
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Apple APL 0298
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