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Front view of AMD Phenom II N970

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AMD Phenom II N970

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Front view of AMD Phenom II N640

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AMD Phenom II N640

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II N970 vs N640

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II N970
87,200 MB/s
Phenom II N640
111,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II N970  vs
N640 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.03 pt/W 3.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Phenom II N970  vs
N640 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,800 MHz
AMD Phenom II N970
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