|Intel Core i7-2600K||AMD FX-8370|
Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-8370 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.
The Intel Core i7-2600K has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-2600K was released in Q1/2011.
The AMD FX-8370 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-8370 was released in Q3/2014.
|Intel Core i7||Family||AMD FX|
|Intel Core i 2000||CPU group||AMD FX-8000|
|Sandy Bridge S||Architecture||Vishera (Bulldozer)|
|Desktop / Server||Segment||Desktop / Server|
CPU Cores and Base Frequency
The Intel Core i7-2600K has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-2600K is 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz) while the AMD FX-8370 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD FX-8370 is at --.
|3.40 GHz||Frequency||4.00 GHz|
|3.80 GHz||Turbo Frequency (1 Core)||4.30 GHz|
|3.80 GHz||Turbo Frequency (All Cores)||4.15 GHz|
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.
The Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD FX-8370 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.
|Intel HD Graphics 3000||GPU||no iGPU|
|0.85 GHz||GPU frequency|
|1.35 GHz||GPU (Turbo)|
|2 GB||Max. GPU Memory|
Hardware codec support
A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.
|No||Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit)||No|
|No||Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit)||No|
|Decode / Encode||Codec h264||No|
|Decode / Encode||Codec AVC||No|
Memory & PCIe
The Intel Core i7-2600K can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The AMD FX-8370 supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to --.
|32 GB||Max. Memory|
|2 (Dual Channel)||Memory channels||2 (Dual Channel)|
|21.3 GB/s||Max. Bandwidth||--|
|1.00 MB||L2 Cache|
|8.00 MB||L3 Cache||8.00 MB|
|8.0 GB/s||PCIe Bandwidth||--|
The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-2600K is 95 W, while the AMD FX-8370 has a TDP of 125 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.
|95 W||TDP (PL1 / PBP)||125 W|
The Intel Core i7-2600K is manufactured in 32 nm and has 9.00 MB cache. The AMD FX-8370 is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.
|32 nm||Technology||32 nm|
|x86-64 (64 bit)||Instruction set (ISA)||x86-64 (64 bit)|
|SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX||ISA extensions||SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4|
|VT-x, VT-x EPT||Virtualization||AMD-V|
|Windows 10, Linux||Operating systems||Windows 10, Linux|
|270 $||Release price||170 $|
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Devices using this processor
|Intel Core i7-2600K||AMD FX-8370|
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