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AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) vs Intel Core i5-4670K

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AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) advantages



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  • The microprocessor features 3DNow! technology. While the 3DNow! instruction set may increase performance of some old games and software, it is now obsolete, and it is no longer used in modern programs.
  • Based on current official prices, the Phenom II X4 965 is 67% cheaper.
  • The 965 has 98% better price/performance ratio.

Intel Core i5-4670K advantages



Intel Core i5-4670K
  • This CPU has 99% higher performance when running single-threaded applications.
  • The Intel i5-4670K microprocessor has 61% better performance in multi-threaded programs.
  • The CPU is 15% faster in memory-intensive tasks.
  • The i5-4670K supports SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The microprocessor incorporates Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology. This extension provides hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and is valuable if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The Intel i5-4670K features AVX, AVX2, F16C and FMA3 instructions, that appeared in modern CPUs not too far ago. These extensions are not widely used by applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • The i5-4670K has on-chip HD 4600 graphics unit. This graphics can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the CPU is lower.
  • The Socket 1150, used by the processor, is still actively supported by Intel. The company is going to introduce new processors for the socket in the future.

965 vs i5-4670K performance comparison

The charts in the table below illustrate performance of Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) and Core i5-4670K CPUs in different kinds of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart. The 'Price-performance ratio' displays how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. This ratio does not include the cost of other system components.
Single-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.99
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.61
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.15
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.51
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.98
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)       - Intel Core i5-4670K

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that demonstrate difference in performance between AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) and Intel i5-4670K in various types of programs, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


965 vs i5-4670K power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
140W
 
84W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
300
240
180
120
60
0
 
 
$81
 
$242
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) vs Core i5-4670K specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both processors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) Core i5-4670K
General recommendations:
Significantly lower official price,
Considerably better price / performance ratio
  General recommendations:
Significantly higher performance in all program types,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / AVX2 / F16C / FMA3 instructions,
Integrates HD 4600 GPU,
Needs less power,
Non-obsolete socket

Drawbacks:

Slow,
Does not support some instructions,
Comes without integrated GPU,
Needs much more power,
No products planned for the socket
 

Drawbacks:

Much more expensive,
Significantly worse price / performance ratio

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) and Intel Core i5-4670K pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)Intel Core i5-4670K
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyPhenom II X4Core i5
Basic details
Model number965i5-4670K
CPU part numberHDZ965FBK4DGICM8064601464506
Box part numberHDZ965FBGIBOXBX80646I54670K
BXC80646I54670K
BXF80646I54670K
Introduction dateAugust 13, 2009June 2, 2013
Current official price$81 (as of Apr 2014)$242 (as of Jun 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameDenebHaswell
Platform nameDragon 
MicroarchitectureK10Haswell
Technology (micron)0.0450.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket 1150
Frequency (MHz)3400
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3800
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI) 
Clock Multiplier1734
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20481024
L3 cache (KB)6144
Max temperature (°C)55 - 6272.72
TDP (Watt)14084
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.425 
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard-+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2-+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion-+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Unlocked multiplier+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 4600
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR2-1066, DDR3-1333DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)21.325.6
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)" or "Intel Core i5-4670K" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) and Intel Core i5-4670K processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. INTEL DH87RL
2. ASROCK M3A780GXH/128M
3. MSI K9A2 PLATINUM

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
3. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) vs Intel Core i5-4670K single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)           Intel Core i5-4670K

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
44.1%222
43.8%332

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
54.3%332
52.8%222

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
70.7%332
70.5%222

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
46.9%332
46.9%222


Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) vs Intel Core i5-4670K multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)           Intel Core i5-4670K

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
56.3%332
56.0%222

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
56.3%332
55.9%222

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
54.9%222
53.1%332

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
57.4%332
57.3%222

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
73.4%332
73.3%222

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)           Intel Core i5-4670K

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.6%222
82.7%111

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.3%332
99.1%222

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
75.0%332
74.8%222

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
75.8%332
75.6%222


Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) vs Intel Core i5-4670K graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)           Intel Core i5-4670K

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
8.7%332
8.7%222

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
16.1%332
15.9%222

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
20.6%332
20.4%222


Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) vs Intel Core i5-4670K memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)           Intel Core i5-4670K

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
82.8%332
82.2%222

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
47.2%332
45.9%222

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
88.0%222
85.5%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) and Intel Core i5-4670K microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyPhenom II X4Core i5
Model / Processor Number965i5-4670K
Frequency2971 MHz3819 MHz
CWID version0.30.5
Part numberHDZ965FBK4DGICM8064601464506
S-Spec / Stepping CodeCACYC AC 0927DPMWSR14A
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Cores4
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingRB-C2 
CPUID signature100F42306C3
Family16 (010h) 6 (06h)
Model 4 (04h)60 (03Ch)
Stepping 2 (02h) 3 (03h)
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 1-GB pages, 4-way set associative, 4 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size4 x 64 KB4 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size4 x 64 KB4 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size4 x 512 KB4 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity48-way set associative12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag1 
L3: Size6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES-+
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX-+
AVX2-+
BMI1-+
BMI2-+
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
F16C-+
FMA-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3-+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
INVPCID-+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
MOVBE-+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Boost-+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+-
Hardware P-state control+-
Hardware thermal control+-
Instruction based sampling+-
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+-
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+-
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+-
OS visible workaround+-
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Software thermal control+-
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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