CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9700 vs 7800 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

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.

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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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Much better PassMark score 5,570 vs 5,078 Around 10% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,706 vs 1,536 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of AMD A10 7800

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AMD A10 7800

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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 clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 61 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9700 vs A10 7800

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
96.98 mHash/s
A10 7800
87.07 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Phenom X4 9700
19.72 mPixels/s
A10 7800
18.27 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
285.7 fps
A10 7800
315.42 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
1.63 fps
A10 7800
1.59 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
29.99 fps
A10 7800
27.72 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A10 7800
5,078

PassMark (Single Core)

A10 7800
1,536

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9700  vs
A10 7800 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

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

details

Phenom X4 9700  vs
A10 7800 
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 3.73 GHz

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 3.21 pt/W 4.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W
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