AMD PRO A6-9500 vs Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

Comparative analysis of AMD PRO A6-9500 and Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD PRO A6-9500

  • CPU is newer: launch date 8 year(s) 7 month(s) later
  • Around 19% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
  • Around 62% higher maximum core temperature: 90°C vs 55.5°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 28 nm vs 45 nm
  • 2.1x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 136 Watt
Launch date 3 October 2016 vs March 2008
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
Maximum core temperature 90°C vs 55.5°C
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm vs 45 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 136 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 4 vs 2
  • 12x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 4 vs 2
L2 cache 12288 KB vs 1 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD PRO A6-9500
CPU 2: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

Name AMD PRO A6-9500 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
PassMark - Single thread mark 1685
PassMark - CPU mark 1935
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 19.633
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 280.611
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.627
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 30.599
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 97.416
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2338
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6682

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD PRO A6-9500 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

Essentials

Family AMD PRO A-Series Processors
Launch date 3 October 2016 March 2008
OPN Tray AD950BAGM23AB
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Place in performance rating 196 397
Series AMD PRO A-Series A6 APU for Desktops Legacy Intel® Core™ Processors
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Architecture codename Yorkfield
Processor Number QX9770
Status Discontinued

Performance

Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3.20 GHz
L2 cache 1 MB 12288 KB
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 45 nm
Maximum core temperature 90°C 55.5°C
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Number of cores 2 4
Number of GPU cores 6
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 1600 MHz FSB
Die size 214 mm2
L1 cache 256 KB
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 55 °C
Transistor count 820 million
VID voltage range 0.8500V-1.3625V

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Supported memory frequency 2400 MHz
Supported memory types DDR1, DDR2, DDR3

Graphics

Enduro
Graphics max frequency 1029 MHz
Processor graphics R5
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
Video Codec Engine (VCE)

Graphics interfaces

DisplayPort
HDMI

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
Vulkan

Compatibility

Configurable TDP 45 Watt/65 Watt
Sockets supported AM4 LGA775
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 136 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0

Advanced Technologies

AMD Secure technology
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
FreeSync
Fused Multiply-Add 4 (FMA4)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Out-of-band client management
PowerGating
PowerNow
PowerTune
System Image Stability
TrueAudio
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
FSB parity
Idle States
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
IOMMU 2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)