Intel Core i7-930 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1035T

Intel Core i7-930
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T

General info

Comparing Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Architecture codename
Release date
28 February 2010
27 April 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

Technical specs

Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Base frequency
2.8 GHz
2.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.06 GHz
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
45 nm
Die size
263 mm2
346 mm2
Maximum core temperature
68 °C
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Transistor count
731 million
904 million
64 bit support
VID voltage range
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Information on Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
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Idle States
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Demand Based Switching
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36 Bit
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Security technologies

Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
DDR3 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
24 GB
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Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-930 3.65
Phenom II X6 1035T 3.68 +0.8%


i7-930 2970
Phenom II X6 1035T 2989 +0.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-930 and Phenom II X6 1035T are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-930

Cheaper ($80 vs $189)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X6 1035T

0.8% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (27 April 2010 vs 28 February 2010)
Less power hungry (95 vs 130 watts)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Core i7-930 or Phenom II X6 1035T?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-930 and AMD Phenom II X6 1035T. The differences in performance seem too small.
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