Sizably higher ram speed
266 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
Measurably more CPU threads
4 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
Higher GeekBench result
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2015)
Clearly faster CPU clock speed
8 x 4 GHz
4 x 3.2 GHz
2.50x faster CPU clock speed
Measurably bigger L2 cache
7 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Distinctly bigger L1 cache
128 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Appreciably higher PassMark result
1988 higher PassMark result. This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
Sizably more L2 cache per core
0.75 MB/core more L2 cache per core. More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
Significantly higher turbo clock speed
0.60 GHz higher turbo clock speed. When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
Has an unlocked multiplier
Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
Considerably bigger L3 cache
2 MB bigger L3 cache. A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Notably higher PassMark result (overclocked)
3137 higher PassMark result (overclocked). This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
More CPU cores (8 vs 4)
More CPU cores, run more applications at once
Better thermal conductivity.