Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 vs AMD Athlon 64 FX-74

Intel Core 2 Duo E4700
AMD Athlon 64 FX-74

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
16.40
 
0.89
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Allendale
 
Windsor
Release date
on March 2008
 
on November 2006
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$500
Price now
$27
 
$500

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
1 MB
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
90 nm
Die size
111 mm2
 
235 mm2
Transistor count
167 million
 
227 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
775
 
F
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
125 Watt

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74.
Supported memory types
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
 
DDR1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

2 Duo E4700 3.13
Athlon 64 FX-74 3.16 +1%

Passmark

2 Duo E4700 1481
Athlon 64 FX-74 1495 +0.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo E4700 and Athlon 64 FX-74 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo E4700

Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 125 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 FX-74

1% faster in synthetic tests

So, Core 2 Duo E4700 or Athlon 64 FX-74?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 and AMD Athlon 64 FX-74. The differences in performance seem too small.
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