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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 955

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AMD Phenom II X4 955

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 3000+ vs the Phenom II X4 955.

Features Key features of the Phenom II X4 955  vs Athlon 3000+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 955  vs
Athlon 3000+ 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
AM3
754
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 89W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 77.96 $/year
Typical power consumption 101.56W 72.31W

details

Phenom II X4 955  vs
Athlon 3000+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 70°C

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 955
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