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Front view of AMD Phenom II P960

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AMD Phenom II P960

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II P960 vs the A8 3500M.

Front view of AMD A8 3500M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II P960 vs A8 3500M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3500M
3,025

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II P960
70,850 MB/s
A8 3500M
71,350 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3500M
2,942

GeekBench

A8 3500M
4,398

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3500M
1,973

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II P960  vs
A8 3500M 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.46 pt/W 3.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W

details

Phenom II P960  vs
A8 3500M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.82 GHz 2.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.82 GHz 2.73 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6620G
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 444 MHz
AMD Phenom II P960
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