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Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 720

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AMD Phenom II X3 720

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 720 Black Edition vs the 715.

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 715

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AMD Phenom II X3 715

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 720 vs 715

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 720  vs
715 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Tri core Tri core
Socket type
AM3
AM2+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Phenom II X3 720  vs
715 
Threads 3 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.61 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.86 GHz 2.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,146.5 733.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz 3.23 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 1.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W
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