CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9700 vs 4600M among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X4 9700 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom X4 9700  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9700

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9700

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Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,770 vs 1,008 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 19.9 mPixels/s vs 4.14 mPixels/s More than 4.8x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better PassMark score 5,605 vs 3,174 More than 75% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A10 4600M

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 61 °C Around 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 101.56W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 3.09 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9700 vs A10 4600M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
92.01 mHash/s
A10 4600M
54.12 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Phenom X4 9700
19.9 mPixels/s
A10 4600M
4.14 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
285.7 fps
A10 4600M
201.1 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
1.63 fps
A10 4600M
0.62 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
29.99 fps
A10 4600M
13.64 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Phenom X4 9700  vs A10 4600M 

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It's a 14-inch system with a TN panel and 1,366 x 768 pixel native resolution.
A10 4600M

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9700  vs
A10 4600M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Phenom X4 9700  vs
A10 4600M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.74 GHz 2.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz 2.93 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 35W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 3.09 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 28.44W
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