CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 750k vs 370K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X4 750k 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X4 750k

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X4 750k

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.01 GHz vs 4.79 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 370K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.89 GHz vs 4.46 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X4 750k vs X2 370K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 750k
2,240,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 370K
2,265,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X4 750k  vs
X2 370K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 100W 65W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 8.84 pt/W 13.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 52.81W

details

Athlon X4 750k  vs
X2 370K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.48V 0.82 - 1.48V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.46 GHz 4.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.01 GHz 4.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz 4.89 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
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