CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 920 vs 9700 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 920 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 920  based on its .

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 920

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 920

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i7 920 vs the AMD Phenom X4 9700.

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9700

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AMD Phenom X4 9700

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom X4 9700 vs the Intel Core i7 920.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 920 vs Phenom X4 9700

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 920  vs
Phenom X4 9700 
Clock speed 2.66 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
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 2,400 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Core i7 920  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 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.17 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 3.74 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 125W
Annual home energy cost 48.38 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 134.55 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 3.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 135.63W 101.56W
Intel Core i7 920
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