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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel G3920

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Intel G3920

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 135.82W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,779 vs 1,235 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 5 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 45.4 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 139.11 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.55 GHz vs 3.91 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 3.34 pt/W vs 1.1 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 Black 970

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AMD Phenom II X4 Black 970

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Slightly better PassMark score 4,380 vs 3,457 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.28 GHz vs 3.64 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of G3920 vs Phenom II X4 Black 970

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

G3920  vs
Phenom II X4 Black 970 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual 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
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 51W 125W
Annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year 45.4 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year 139.11 $/year
Performance per watt 3.34 pt/W 1.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 41.44W 135.82W

details

G3920  vs
Phenom II X4 Black 970 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L3 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.55 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.64 GHz 4.28 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.55 GHz 3.91 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 510 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz N/A
Intel G3920
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