CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4700EQ vs 9950 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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 113.75W 3x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,832 vs 890 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 64 °C More than 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 7,229 vs 3,020 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.04 pt/W vs 0.88 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9950

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AMD Phenom X4 9950

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly 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
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4700EQ vs Phenom X4 9950

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

Core i7 4700EQ
3,160 MB/s
Phenom X4 9950
99,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
Phenom X4 9950 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 140W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 4.04 pt/W 0.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 113.75W

details

Core i7 4700EQ  vs
Phenom X4 9950 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 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
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 64°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.11 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
Intel Core i7 4700EQ
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