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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 FX 9590.

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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 FX 9590

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 945 125W  vs
FX 9590 
Clock speed 3 GHz 4.7 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 125W 220W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 53 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 192.72 $/year
Performance per watt 1.08 pt/W 5.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 178.75W

details

Phenom II X4 945 125W  vs
FX 9590 
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 0.88 - 1.43V 1.91 - 2V
Operating temperature 55 - 62°C Unknown - 57°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 5.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 5.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 5.06 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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