AMD A10-6800K vs Intel Core i7-930
AMD A10-6800K advantages
- This CPU comes with higher operating frequency than the i7-930.
- The microprocessor includes AES technology, that provides AES encryption acceleration. The instructions are valuable if you need to secure your disk or network data.
- The processor features AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions. While these extensions are not widely used in programs yet, their support should improve in future applications.
- The A10-6800K has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD microprocessors, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
- The clock multiplier on the A10-6800K is not locked. The microprocessor can be freely overclocked on most motherboards when greater performance is required.
- Besides 4 CPU cores, the processor incorporates Radeon HD 8670D Graphics Processing Unit. This GPU can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.
- The microprocessor is 23% more energy efficient.
- AMD still develops processors for Socket FM2, used by the AMD A10-6800K processor. The company is going to offer new CPUs for the socket in the future.
Intel Core i7-930 advantages
- The CPU features Hyper-Threading feature, which allows this microprocessor to process twice as many threads.
A10-6800K vs i7-930 specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important i7-930 and AMD A10-6800K characteristics. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- AMD A10-6800K - Intel Core i7-930
Detailed side by side comparison of A10-6800K vs Intel i7-930 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|A10-6800K|| ||Core i7-930|
Supports AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked,
Integrates Radeon HD 8670D graphics,
Lower power consumption,
New CPUs are planned for the socket
Executes more threads at once
Cannot execute as many threads at once
Lacks some instructions,
Does not have on-chip GPU,
Higher power consumption,
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD A10-6800K and Core i7-930.
Please visit AMD A10-6800K and Intel Core i7-930 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||AMD A10-6800K||Intel Core i7-930|
|CPU part number||AD680KWOA44HL||AT80601000897AA|
|Box part number||AD680KWOHLBOX||BX80601930|
|Introduction date||June 4, 2013||February 28, 2010|
|Current official price||$142 (as of Oct 2013)|| |
|Platform name|| ||X58|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Socket||Socket FM2||Socket 1366|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||4400||3067 / 2933 / 2933 / 2933|
|Bus speed (MHz)|| ||2400 (HT/QPI)|
|L1 cache||128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)||128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||4096||1024|
|L3 cache (KB)|| ||8192|
|Max temperature (°C)||74|| |
|Core voltage (V)|| ||0.8 - 1.375|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+||-|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+||-|
|BMI1 / Bit Manipulation||+||-|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||+||-|
|FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add||+||-|
|FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add||+||-|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|XOP / eXtended Operations||+||-|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||Radeon HD 8670D||None|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-2133||DDR3-800, DDR3-1066|
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