AMD Phenom X3 8750 

Released April, 2008
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Tri core
  • Unlocked
5 Out of 10

AMD states that the triple-core processors integrate three computational cores on a single die of silicon, but in reality it is a quad-core processor with one of the cores disabled.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)
The 65W triple-core processors will be aimed at HTPC users and those looking to build energy efficient computers.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Phenom X3 8750 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Phenom X3 8750
5.1
FX 8350
7.4
FX 6300
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Phenom X3 8750
4.6
FX 8350
6.9
FX 6300
6.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Phenom X3 8750
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Phenom X3 8750
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Phenom X3 8750
5.5
FX 8350
5.7
FX 6300
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Phenom X3 8750
n.d.
FX 8350
6.3
FX 6300
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Phenom X3 8750
5.0
FX 8350
5.8
FX 6300
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Phenom X3 8750

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8750
3,210
FX 8350
11,483
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8750
1,136
FX 8350
2,193
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8750
89,050 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8750
3,001
FX 8350
10,956
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

Phenom X3 8750
3,525
FX 8350
12,796
FX 6300
9,503

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Phenom X3 8750
7,170
FX 8350
22,674
FX 6300
16,213

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Phenom X3 8750
4,889
FX 8350
9,134
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Phenom X3 8750
796
FX 8350
1,525
FX 6300
1,446

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Phenom X3 8750


7.0
Intel's quad-core processors are actually composed of a pair of dual-core dies sandwiched into a single package.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

As you can see triple-core pricing starts at $145 for the 2.1GHz Phenom X3 8450 to $195 for the top end 2.4GHz Phenom X3 8750 triple-core processor.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)
It's also a socket AM2+ chip and in theory is compatible with the large installed base of AM2 motherboards.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)
The AMD Phenom X3 8750 is a 2.4GHz processor manufactured using AMD's 65nm Silicon on Insulator process technology.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)

Socket

Taking a look at CPU-Z 1.44.2 we can see the details our AMD Phenom X3 8750 triple-core processor is being shown correctly!
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)
As we've reported earlier, the BIOS work around AMD implemented to patch the bug typically sapped performance to the tune of 10% and sometimes as much as 30.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)
The Phenom X3 series and the 780G chipset now make up what AMD has called the 'Cartwheel' platform, which is aimed at the $500 PC segment.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)

Multicore

More to the point, by pricing the new X3 range to take on dual-core Intel Core 2s, AMD probably reckons it can offset Phenom's core-for-core performance disadvantage.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)
In fact it's based on precisely the same quad-core processor die but with one core disabled.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)
For the most part, just as you would expect for a Phenom chip short on cores to the tune of one.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)

Performance

Benchmark Results: Photodex Proshow software showed that the AMD Phenom X3 8750 was slightly slower than the Phenom X4 9600, which makes since as it is a quad-core processor.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)
This is because the entry level boards don't have the power management required for high end Phenom X4 processors like the Phenom X4 9850!
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)
What really matters is the performance it pumps out, not how it's achieved.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)

Price

While these prices are very competitive, they are really close to that of the AMD Phenom X4 series.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2008)
Precise UK retail prices will emerge over the next week or so.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)
All of which means the X3 is an interesting new option that just needs a little shaved off the asking price to really make sense.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Cores Tri core
Socket type AM2+
Is unlocked Yes

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 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
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
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,911.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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