CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 700e vs 4100 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

4.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD FX 4100 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD FX 4100  based on its single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 700e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X3 700e

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Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 34.18 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 114.41 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 70.5 °C Almost the same
Front view of AMD FX 4100

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,221 vs 772 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 6.46 pt/W vs 1.14 pt/W Around 5.8x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core More than 6x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.99 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 700e vs FX 4100

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

Phenom II X3 700e
97.1 MB/s
FX 4100
2,150,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 700e  vs
FX 4100 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 34.18 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 114.41 $/year
Performance per watt 1.14 pt/W 6.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Phenom II X3 700e  vs
FX 4100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.17 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.25V 1.14 - 1.55V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.99 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,825.9 2,972.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 4.66 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
AMD Phenom II X3 700e
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