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AMD A10-6800K vs Intel Core i7-930

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AMD A10-6800K advantages



AMD A10-6800K
  • 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.

Intel Core i7-930 advantages



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  • The processor includes Hyper-Threading feature, which allows each CPU core to run two threads at once.

A10-6800K vs i7-930 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Core i7-930 and A10-6800K processors. These features, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor 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
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
4
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4.4GHz
 
3.07GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
10
8
6
4
2
0
 
 
4MB
 
9MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
100W
 
130W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD A10-6800K       - Intel Core i7-930

Detailed side by side comparison of A10-6800K vs Core i7-930 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

A10-6800K Core i7-930
General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
Supports AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked,
Comes with Radeon HD 8670D graphics,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Handles more simultaneous threads

Drawbacks:

Cannot execute as many threads at once
 

Drawbacks:

Operating frequency is lower,
Does not support some instructions,
No on-chip GPU,
Higher power consumption,
The socket is obsolete

Similar processors

A10-6800K Core i7-930
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as A10-6800K and Intel i7-930, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD A10-6800K and Intel Core i7-930 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD A10-6800KIntel Core i7-930
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyA10-SeriesCore i7
Basic details
Model numberA10-6800Ki7-930
CPU part numberAD680KWOA44HLAT80601000897AA
Box part numberAD680KWOHLBOXBX80601930
BXC80601930
Introduction dateJune 4, 2013February 28, 2010
Current official price$142 (as of Apr 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameRichlandBloomfield
Platform name X58
MicroarchitecturePiledriverNehalem
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket 1366
Frequency (MHz)41002800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)44003067 / 2933 / 2933 / 2933
Bus speed (MHz) 2400 (HT/QPI)
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40961024
L3 cache (KB) 8192
Max temperature (°C)7467.9
TDP (Watt)100130
Core voltage (V) 0.8 - 1.375
Cores4
Threads48
Multiprocessing1
 
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+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeRadeon HD 8670DNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels23
Supported memoryDDR3-2133DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)34.125.6
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