CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9700 vs 9150e 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

9.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X4 9700 

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

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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 higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,770 vs 617 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 2.04 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9150e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9150e

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 61 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9700 vs 9150e

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9700  vs
9150e 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 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 1,600 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9700  vs
9150e 
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 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 2.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 2.04 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 3.05 pt/W 1.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W
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