CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700K vs 9370 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700K  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 178.75W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 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
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 1,619 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 53 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 192.72 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better PassMark score 11,109 vs 9,524 More than 15% better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Higher Maximum operating temperature 64 °C vs 57 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD FX 9370

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AMD FX 9370

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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
Much better performance per dollar 5.63 pt/$ vs 0.91 pt/$ Around 6.2x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 4.7 GHz vs 4.2 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 10% higher 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
Better performance per watt 4.86 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.9 GHz vs 4.61 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs FX 9370

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6700K
17,583
FX 9370
11,930

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 9370
2,366

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s
FX 9370
2,520,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6700K
17,169
FX 9370
11,795

GeekBench

Core i7 6700K
17,169
FX 9370
11,795

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 6700K
11,109
FX 9370
9,524

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 9370
1,619

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
FX 9370 
Clock speed 4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes 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 91W 220W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 53 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 192.72 $/year
Performance per watt 3.49 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 178.75W

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
FX 9370 
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 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 57°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 4.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 4.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 4.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 6700K
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