CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9700 vs 640 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X4 9700 vs the Athlon II X4 640.

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AMD Athlon II X4 640

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon II X4 640 vs the Phenom X4 9700.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9700 vs Athlon II X4 640

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9700  vs
Athlon II X4 640 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9700  vs
Athlon II X4 640 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.74 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz 3.57 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.1 pt/W 1.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 77.19W
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