CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700EQ vs 6300 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4700EQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4700EQ  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EQ

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4700EQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4700EQ

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 77.19W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 62.5 °C 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,832 vs 1,446 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1.33 MB/core Around 15% more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 5 months later
Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 9.35 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ More than 18.5x better performance per dollar
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 9.84 pt/W vs 4.04 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700EQ vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4700EQ
3,160 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 95W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 4.04 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 77.19W

details

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 4.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 4700EQ
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