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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 910e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X4 910e

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 138.68W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 1.99 pt/W vs 0.74 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core 9x more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 49.5 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 137.53 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 435

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AMD Athlon II X3 435

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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 73 °C vs 71 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 910e vs Athlon II X3 435

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 X4 910e
104,950 MB/s
Athlon II X3 435
117,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R11.5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 910e  vs
Athlon II X3 435 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
AM3
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 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 49.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 137.53 $/year
Performance per watt 1.99 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 138.68W

details

Phenom II X4 910e  vs
Athlon II X3 435 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.17 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz 3.63 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 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom II X4 910e
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AMD Athlon II X3 435
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