Intel Core i7-9700 vs AMD PRO A6-9500

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-9700 and AMD PRO A6-9500 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, 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).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-9700

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 6 month(s) later
  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 2
  • Around 24% higher clock speed: 4.70 GHz vs 3.8 GHz
  • Around 11% higher maximum core temperature: 100 °C vs 90°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 28 nm
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 68% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2833 vs 1685
  • 7.1x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 13827 vs 1935
  • Around 63% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s): 31.952 vs 19.633
  • Around 53% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s): 428.039 vs 280.611
  • Around 36% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s): 2.209 vs 1.627
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 23 April 2019 vs 3 October 2016
Number of cores 8 vs 2
Maximum frequency 4.70 GHz vs 3.8 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100 °C vs 90°C
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 28 nm
L2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2833 vs 1685
PassMark - CPU mark 13827 vs 1935
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 31.952 vs 19.633
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 428.039 vs 280.611
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.209 vs 1.627

Reasons to consider the AMD PRO A6-9500

  • Around 39% better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s): 30.599 vs 21.946
  • 3.1x better performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s): 97.416 vs 31.783
Benchmarks
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 30.599 vs 21.946
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 97.416 vs 31.783

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i7-9700
CPU 2: AMD PRO A6-9500

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2833
1685
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
13827
1935
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
31.952
19.633
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
428.039
280.611
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
2.209
1.627
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
21.946
30.599
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)
CPU 1
CPU 2
31.783
97.416
Name Intel Core i7-9700 AMD PRO A6-9500
PassMark - Single thread mark 2833 1685
PassMark - CPU mark 13827 1935
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1218
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6643
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 31.952 19.633
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 428.039 280.611
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.209 1.627
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 21.946 30.599
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 31.783 97.416

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-9700 AMD PRO A6-9500

Essentials

Architecture codename Coffee Lake
Launch date 23 April 2019 3 October 2016
Launch price (MSRP) $323, $335
Place in performance rating 220 196
Processor Number i7-9700
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Family AMD PRO A-Series Processors
OPN Tray AD950BAGM23AB
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Series AMD PRO A-Series A6 APU for Desktops

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz 3.5 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 12 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 28 nm
Maximum core temperature 100 °C 90°C
Maximum frequency 4.70 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 8 2
Number of threads 8
Number of GPU cores 6
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666
Supported memory frequency 2400 MHz

Graphics

Device ID 0x3E98
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 R5
Enduro
Graphics max frequency 1029 MHz
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
Video Codec Engine (VCE)

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3
DisplayPort
HDMI

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12 12
OpenGL 4.5
Vulkan

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 65 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C (65W)
Configurable TDP 45 Watt/65 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring
AMD Secure technology
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
FreeSync
Fused Multiply-Add 4 (FMA4)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Out-of-band client management
PowerGating
PowerNow
PowerTune
System Image Stability
TrueAudio

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
IOMMU 2.0