CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4710MQ vs 8350 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4710MQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4710MQ  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4710MQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4710MQ

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Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 159.66W 4.2x lower typical power consumption
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 better performance per watt 16.2 pt/W vs 5.72 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 3.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,897 vs 1,525 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 8.15 pt/$ vs 2.01 pt/$ More than 4x better performance per dollar
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.44 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 7,996 Around 15% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4710MQ vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4710MQ
3,875,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
12,126

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4710MQ  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa 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
EM64T
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 125W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 16.2 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 159.66W

details

Core i7 4710MQ  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 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 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.44 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.44 GHz 4.69 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 1,150 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 4710MQ
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