CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950 vs 4555M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Value

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

Winner
Intel Core i7 950 

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Intel Core i7 950

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Front view of Intel Core i7 950

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 950

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 950

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 40% higher turbo clock speed
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 2 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 5,143 vs 1,876.5 Around 2.8x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 8,083 vs 2,465 More than 3.2x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,318 vs 767 More than 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 5,639 vs 2,147 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 15.44W vs 105.63W 6.8x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum Operating Temperature 100 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 45% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per watt 14.09 pt/W vs 5.54 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 16.64 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 6.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.58 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 6.8x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 950 vs A8 4555M

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i7 950
8,083
A8 4555M
2,465

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i7 950
8,868
A8 4555M
3,116

GeekBench

Core i7 950
9,995
A8 4555M
3,116

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core i7 950
5,143
A8 4555M
1,876.5

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i7 950
1,318
A8 4555M
767

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 950  vs
A8 4555M 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
MMX
AVX 1.1
SSE
SSE4.2
AMD64
AVX
XOP
SSE3
CLMUL
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
CVT16
AMD-V
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 19W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 4.58 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 16.64 $/year
Performance per watt 5.54 pt/W 14.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 15.44W

details

Core i7 950  vs
A8 4555M 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.21 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.21 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7600G
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 320 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 424 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
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