CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q9650 vs 6120 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

3.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 vs the AMD FX 6120.

Front view of AMD FX 6120

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AMD FX 6120

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9650 vs FX 6120

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q9650
128,200 MB/s
FX 6120
2,180,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9650  vs
FX 6120 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.47 pt/W 9.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Core2 Quad Q9650  vs
FX 6120 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 21
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.78 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.15 GHz 4.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.25 GHz 5.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.15 GHz 4.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Architecture FSB HyperTransport 3.1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650
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AMD FX 6120
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