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Front view of Intel Core i7 990X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 990X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz vs 3.96 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 6220

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 12 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.33 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 105.63W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.7 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Nov, 2011 vs Feb, 2011 Release date 9 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i7 990X  vs Opteron 6220 

clock speed

Core i7 990X
3.46 GHz
Opteron 6220
3 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i7 990X
3.73 GHz
Opteron 6220
3.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 990X
4.58 GHz
Opteron 6220
3.96 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 990X
4.47 GHz
Opteron 6220
3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 990X  vs
Opteron 6220 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1366
G34
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 130W 115W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 100.74 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 93.44W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3

details

Core i7 990X  vs
Opteron 6220 
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 26 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 71.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 54 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.58 GHz 3.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.58 GHz 3.96 GHz

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

Architecture QPI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 1 4
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 3,200 MHz 3,200 MHz
Intel Core i7 990X
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