AMD Phenom II X4 N970 vs Intel Core i7-1270P

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AMD Phenom II X4 N970
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General info

Comparing Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating466316
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Series4x AMD Phenom IIIntel Alder Lake-P
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)Alder Lake-P (2022)
Release date16 December 2010 (11 years ago)23 February 2022 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads416
Base clock speedno data2.2 GHz
Boost clock speed2.2 GHz4.8 GHz
Bus support3600 MHzno data
L1 cache512 KB80K (per core)
L2 cache2 MB1.25 MB (per core)
L3 cacheno data18 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nmIntel 7 nm
Die sizeno data217 mm2
64 bit support+-
Windows 11 compatibility-no data
Unlocked multiplierno data-

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
SocketS1no data
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattno data

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NIno data+
AVXno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data+

Security technologies

Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P are enumerated here.

VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267
Maximum memory sizeno data64 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
ECC memory supportno data-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12.1

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Phenom II X4 N970 and Core i7-1270P.

PCI Express lanesno data20

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Phenom II X4 N970 14.06
i7-1270P 18.83
+33.9%
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Phenom II X4 N970 1861
i7-1270P 7886
+324%

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Phenom II X4 N970 17.8
i7-1270P 9.8
+81.6%

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Phenom II X4 N970 3
i7-1270P 20
+698%

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Phenom II X4 N970 6811
i7-1270P 36271
+433%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 14.06 18.83
Novelty 16 December 2010 23 February 2022
Boost clock speed 2200 4800
Base clock speed 0 2200

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Intel Core i7-1270P
Intel Core i7-1270P


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Competitors of Phenom II X4 N970 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X4 N970 from Intel is Core i9-9980HK, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i7-1270P by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-1270P by AMD is Ryzen 9 4900HS, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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