CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700K vs 9700 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

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700K 

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

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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 newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,351 vs 1,717 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 11,119 vs 5,511 More than 2x better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 101.56W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 26.56 mPixels/s vs 19.72 mPixels/s Around 35% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 64 °C vs 61 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 109.5 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 30.11 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9700

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AMD Phenom X4 9700

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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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs Phenom X4 9700

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700K
33.21 mHash/s
Phenom X4 9700
96.98 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700K
26.56 mPixels/s
Phenom X4 9700
19.72 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700K
265.03 fps
Phenom X4 9700
285.7 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700K
1.81 fps
Phenom X4 9700
1.63 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700K
13.48 fps
Phenom X4 9700
29.99 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Phenom X4 9700 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

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

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Phenom X4 9700 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.65 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.76 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 91W 125W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 3.49 pt/W 3.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 101.56W
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