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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 945 95W

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X4 945 95W vs the FX 4300.

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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 95W vs FX 4300

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 945 95W
120,900 MB/s
FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-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 95W  vs
FX 4300 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 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 1.57 pt/W 9.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Phenom II X4 945 95W  vs
FX 4300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 4 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 - 1.4V 0.81 - 1.43V
Operating temperature 55 - 70°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 34 7
Overclocked clock speed 3.68 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.68 GHz 4.48 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 95W
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