CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9700 vs 7850K 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

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X4 9700 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9700

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AMD Phenom X4 9700

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 61 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9700 vs A10 7850K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
92.01 mHash/s
A10 7850K
89.37 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Phenom X4 9700
19.9 mPixels/s
A10 7850K
18.37 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
285.7 fps
A10 7850K
266.59 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
1.63 fps
A10 7850K
1.44 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Phenom X4 9700
29.99 fps
A10 7850K
28.27 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9700  vs
A10 7850K 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.7 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Phenom X4 9700  vs
A10 7850K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 72.4°C

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 3.09 pt/W 9.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W
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