AMD Phenom II X4 910 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

General info

Comparing Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.91
 
23.39
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Deneb
 
Kentsfield
Release date
February 2009
 
April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
$100
 
no data
Price now
$100
 
$45

Technical specs

Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
2.66 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
8 MB (shared)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
258 mm2
 
2x 143 mm2
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
62 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
62 °C
Transistor count
758 million
 
582 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
no data
 
0.85V-1.5V

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 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
AM3
 
LGA775
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
-
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
-
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
-
FSB parity
no data
 
-

Security technologies

Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 are enumerated here.
VT-x
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Phenom II X4 910 2.40
2 Quad Q6700 2.55 +6.3%

Passmark

Phenom II X4 910 1921
2 Quad Q6700 2036 +6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom II X4 910 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X4 910

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

6.3% faster in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (2666 vs 2600 MHz)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Phenom II X4 910 or Core 2 Quad Q6700?

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