AMD Phenom II X4 970 vs. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Phenom II X4 970 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
AMD Phenom II X4 970 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
AMD Phenom II Family Intel Core2 Duo
AMD Phenom II - 800/900 CPU group Intel Core 2 Quad
4 Generation 2
Deneb (K10) Architecture Yorkfield
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
3.50 GHz Frequency 2.50 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 2.50 GHz
Turbo (All Cores) 2.50 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR2-1066, DDR3-1333 Memory
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 0
No ECC No
L2 Cache
6.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

125 W TDP (PL1) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

45 nm Technology 45 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE3, SSE4a ISA extensions SSE3
AM3 Socket AM1
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-d
No AES-NI No
Q3/2010 Release date Q1/2008
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
178 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
693 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
92 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
355 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
439 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
352 (80%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
1491 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
1093 (73%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
1869 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
1478 (79%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
6545 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
4983 (76%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
1.06 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
4.18 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4x 3.50 GHz
4361 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
3156 (72%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
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