CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9750 vs 5200+ 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

3.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X4 9750 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom X4 9750  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9750

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9750

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Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 2,827 vs 1,383 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,065 vs 1,937 More than 2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 2.77 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 61 °C More than 10% 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Aug, 2010 vs Mar, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9750 vs Athlon X2 5200+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9750
93,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 5200+
54.2 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9750  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
AM2
Is unlocked No No

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

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 0.92 pt/W 0.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W

details

Phenom X4 9750  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C 55 - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz 3.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz 3.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom X4 9750
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