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Intel Core i7-980 vs AMD FX-8170

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-980 39.6 GT/s
FX-8170 31.2 GT/s
Difference: 8.4 (27%)

Core Speed

FX-8170 3.9 GHz
Core i7-980 3.3 GHz
Difference: 0.6 (18%)

Threads

Core i7-980 12
FX-8170 8
Difference: 4 (50%)

TDP

Core i7-980 130 Watts
FX-8170 125 Watts
Difference: 5 (4%)

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Model Core i7-980 FX-8170
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Westmere Bulldozer-Zambezi
Core Speed 3.3 GHz 3.9 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 6 8/4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2 4.2
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 4 x 2 MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 130 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 1366 AM3+
Released 2011-06-01 2012
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