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Front view of ST-Ericsson NovaThor LP9600

Reasons to consider the
ST-Ericsson NovaThor LP9600

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of Intel Core i7 3970X

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Intel Core i7 3970X

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 40% higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
More threads 12 vs 2 10 more threads
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the NovaThor LP9600  vs Core i7 3970X 

clock speed

NovaThor LP9600
2.5 GHz
Core i7 3970X
3.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

NovaThor LP9600  vs
Core i7 3970X 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label IMG PowerVR Series 6 N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Quad Channel

details

NovaThor LP9600  vs
Core i7 3970X 
Architecture ARM x86-64
Threads 2 12
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 121.88W
ST-Ericsson NovaThor LP9600
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