CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 945 125W vs 7600 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 945 125W 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 945 125W

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Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz vs 3.81 GHz Almost the same
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 8.09 pt/W vs 1.08 pt/W More than 7.5x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 62 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 3.73 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Nov, 2009 Release date over 4 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 945 125W vs A8 7600

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 945 125W  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 125W 65W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.08 pt/W 8.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W

details

Phenom II X4 945 125W  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature 55 - 62°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 3.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 720 MHz
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