AMD Phenom II X4 B95 vs Intel Core i7-4900MQ

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AMD Phenom II X4 B95 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-4900MQ
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Intel Core i7-4900MQ

CPU comparison

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 or Intel Core i7-4900MQ - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Phenom II X4 B95 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Phenom II X4 B95 was released in Q3/2009.

The Intel Core i7-4900MQ has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4900MQ was released in Q2/2013.
AMD Phenom II (52) Family Intel Core i7 (293)
AMD Phenom II - 800/900 (23) CPU group Intel Core i 4000M/4000H (38)
4 Generation 4
Deneb (K10) Architecture Haswell H
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Phenom II X4 B95 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz. The Intel Core i7-4900MQ has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz).

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz Frequency 2.80 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.80 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4900MQ
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
-- GPU Generation 7.5
Technology 22 nm
Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 20
-- Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
-- DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Phenom II X4 B95 supports a maximum of GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4900MQ can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4900MQ
DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066 Memory DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 16
-- PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Phenom II X4 B95 has a TDP of 95 W, that of the Intel Core i7-4900MQ is 47 W.

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4900MQ
95 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 47 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Phenom II X4 B95 has a 6.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-4900MQ cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Characteristic Intel Core i7-4900MQ
45 nm Technology 22 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE3, SSE4a ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM3 Socket PGA 946
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
No AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2009 Release date Q2/2013
-- Release price 570 $
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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 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
370 (42%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
874 (100%)

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 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1221 (37%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3268 (100%)

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 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3738 (61%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6150 (100%)

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 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
79 (53%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
148 (100%)

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 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
304 (44%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
686 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1064 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3839 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.30 GHz
416 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1753 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Intel Core i7-4900MQ
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