CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 7850K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
AMD A10 7850K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 7850K  based on its .

See full details

Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS
Front view of AMD A10 7850K

AMD A10 7850K

CPUBoss Winner

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 Black 970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X4 Black 970

Report a correction

CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X4 Black 970 vs the A10 7850K.

Front view of AMD A10 7850K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 7850K

Report a correction
Newer manufacturing process 28 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 135.83W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,577 vs 1,240 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Marginally newer Jan, 2014 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 3 years later
Better PassMark score 5,621 vs 4,459 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 7.19 pt/W vs 3.72 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 45.4 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 139.11 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 Black 970 vs A10 7850K

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

It's a similar story in Cinebench R10.
Phenom II X4 Black 970 | by Tech Radar (Nov, 2010)

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 Black 970  vs
A10 7850K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
FM2+
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
3DNow!
SSE Family
FMA
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 45.4 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 139.11 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.72 pt/W 7.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 135.83W 77.19W

details

Phenom II X4 Black 970  vs
A10 7850K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nms 28 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

gpu

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon R7 series
GPU clock speed N/A 720 MHz
AMD Phenom II X4 Black 970
Report a correction
AMD A10 7850K
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus