AMD Phenom II X4 905e 

Released June, 2009
  • 2.5 GHz
  • Quad core
4.8 Out of 10

In most other areas, the 905E's performance is predictable, which is to say solid if hardly spectacular.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
In raw performance terms, this chip would certainly make for great small form factor system.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Phenom II X4 905e among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Phenom II X4 905e
5.6
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Phenom II X4 905e
4.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Phenom II X4 905e
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Phenom II X4 905e
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Phenom II X4 905e
4.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Phenom II X4 905e
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Phenom II X4 905e
4.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Phenom II X4 905e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 905e
3,038
Core i3 3220
5,399
Core i3 2100
4,786

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 905e
897
Core i3 3220
2,501
Core i3 2100
2,258

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 905e
66.3 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II X4 905e
4,514
Core i3 3220
5,351
Core i3 2100
4,738

GeekBench

Phenom II X4 905e
4,811
Core i3 3220
8,919
Core i3 2100
7,901

Cinebench R11.5

Phenom II X4 905e
2.99

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Phenom II X4 905e
3,111
Core i3 3220
4,229
Core i3 2100
3,614

PassMark (Single Core)

Phenom II X4 905e
882
Core i3 3220
1,764
Core i3 2100
1,570

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Phenom II X4 905e


6.0
The 905E also clocks up better than the 610E, hitting 3.9GHz.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Power

For a chip that trades on efficiency, the AMD Phenom II X4 905E's results in our platform power consumption tests are ugly.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
Firstly, full motherboard support is required to get the best out of these low-power processors.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
Judging the Phenom II X4 905E's power consumption is tricky without proper motherboard support.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Socket Type

As it is, we can't comment on the 905E's low power credentials.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
Like its Athlon II X4 610E sibling, the 905E is a low-power variant of a familiar AMD processor.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
However, it's also rated at 65 Watts.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Price

We'd go with the cheaper chip.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
For a price, the AMD Phenom II X4 905E promises to make all that possible.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Multicore

You therefore get all four cores and the full 6MB of L3 cache memory.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Gaming

It's a little slower for video encoding but quicker at professional 3D rendering, gaming and file decompression.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type AM3
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. 3DNow!
  5. SSE4a
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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