AMD Black Edition AMD A series A8-5600K / 3.6 GHz processor comparison

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Release date September 14, 2012 June 29, 2011 July 13, 2006 October 30, 2012 April 13, 2010
The Bottom Line We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance. Intel's Core 2 Duo E6700 offers the best price-to-performance ratio we've seen in a desktop chip. For half the cost of AMD's top-of-the-line chip, you get identical if not superior performance and better power efficiency. AMD surprised us last year with its completely dominant dual-core chips, but Intel regains the crown with Core 2 Duo.

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Processor Type AMD A series A8-5600K
AMD
A series A8-3850
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
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Number of Cores Quad-Core
Quad-Core
Dual-Core
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Compatible Slots Info unavailable 1 x Processor - Socket FM1
1 x Processor - LGA775 Socket
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Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable United States
English / Europe
Product Type Processor
Processor
Processor
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Cache 4 MB
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Processor Qty Info unavailable 1
1
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Features Streaming SIMD extensions 4
Integrated memory controller
Enhanced Virus Protection
AMD64 technology
Streaming SIMD extensions 3
AMD HD Media Accelerator
AMD Eyefinity Technology
AMD Steady Video Technology 2.0
AMD Quick Stream Technology
AMD Performance Advantage
AMD Perfect Picture HD
AMD Turbo CORE technology 3.0
Streaming SIMD extensions
Streaming SIMD extensions 2
MMX instructions set
Integrated memory controller
AMD64 technology
Execute Disable Bit capability
Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel 64 Technology
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Integrated Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7560D
AMD Radeon HD 6550D
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Device Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Power adapter - External
Notebook battery
Bus Speed Info unavailable Info unavailable 1066 MHz
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Compatible Processor Socket Socket FM2
Socket FM1
LGA775 Socket
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64-bit Computing Info unavailable Yes
Yes
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Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Apple MagSafe 2 - Power adapter - 60 Watt
HP MU06 Long Life - Notebook battery
Product Description AMD Black Edition AMD A series A8-5600K / 3.6 GHz Processor
AMD
A series A8-3850 / 2.9 GHz Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 / 2.66 GHz Processor
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
2.9 GHz
2.66 GHz
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Manufacturing Process 32 nm
32 nm
65 nm
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Power Provided Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
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Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 6-cell
Max Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz
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