AMD Phenom II X4 910e vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

AMD Phenom II X4 910e
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

General info

Comparing Phenom II X4 910e 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)
6.19
 
21.79
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Deneb
 
Kentsfield
Release date
on January 2010
 
on April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
$157
 
n/d
Price now
$157
 
$45

Technical specs

Phenom II X4 910e 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 910e 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
 
2.666 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
8 MB (shared)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
258 mm2
 
2x 143 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
62 °C
Transistor count
758 million
 
582 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X4 910e 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
 
775
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
95 Watt

Memory specs

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

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

Phenom II X4 910e 6.87
2 Quad Q6700 6.93 +0.9%

Passmark

Phenom II X4 910e 3254
2 Quad Q6700 3281 +0.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom II X4 910e 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 910e

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
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

0.9% faster in synthetic tests
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

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

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