AMD Phenom X3 8550 

Released August, 2008
  • 2.2 GHz
  • Tri core
7 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Phenom X3 8550 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Phenom X3 8550
4.0
FX 8350
7.3
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Phenom X3 8550
2.8
FX 8350
5.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Phenom X3 8550
n.d.
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Phenom X3 8550
n.d.
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Phenom X3 8550
6.2
FX 8350
5.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Phenom X3 8550
10.0
FX 8350
7.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Phenom X3 8550
7.0
FX 8350
6.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Phenom X3 8550

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8550
2,993
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8550
1,071
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8550
85,100 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
Phenom X3 8450
80,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8550
2,882
FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench

Phenom X3 8550
3,253
FX 8350
12,796

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Phenom X3 8550
1,930
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

Phenom X3 8550
735
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Cores Tri core

features

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

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz

details

Threads 3 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,818.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W
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