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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 lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 159.66W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 61 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 910e vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
11,483

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
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350
10,956

GeekBench

FX 8350
12,796

Cinebench R11.5

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 910e  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
AM3
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 125W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.99 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Phenom II X4 910e  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.25V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz 4.69 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
AMD Phenom II X4 910e
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