CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4400E vs 9650 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X4 9650 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom X4 9650  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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AMD Phenom X4 9650

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4400E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4400E

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 77.19W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Mar, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Better performance per watt 2.61 pt/W vs 1.15 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9650

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9650

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 787 vs 476 More than 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 2,638 vs 1,271 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.12 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4400E vs Phenom X4 9650

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4400E  vs
Phenom X4 9650 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1364
AM2+
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 37W 95W
Annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.61 pt/W 1.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 30.06W 77.19W

details

Core i5 4400E  vs
Phenom X4 9650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.81 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 400 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 4400E
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