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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 945 125W

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X4 945 125W vs the Athlon X4 860K.

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 945 125W vs Athlon X4 860K

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 945 125W  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.08 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 77.19W

details

Phenom II X4 945 125W  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 4.37 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 945 125W
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