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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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AMD Phenom II X4 965

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD A6 7th Gen A6-9500

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AMD A6 7th Gen A6-9500

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 62 °C More than 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Phenom II X4 965  vs A6 7th Gen A6-9500 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
A6 7th Gen A6-9500 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
FMA4
3DNow!
AES

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
A6 7th Gen A6-9500 
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A R5
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 1,029 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 152.93W N/A
AMD Phenom II X4 965
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