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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X4 965 vs the A8 3560.

Front view of AMD A8 3560

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AMD A8 3560

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 152.93W 2.9x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 54.06 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 152.42 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Phenom II X4 965  vs A8 3560 

L2 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
A8 3560 
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
A8 3560 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 140W 65W
Annual home energy cost 54.06 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 152.42 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 152.93W 52.81W
AMD Phenom II X4 965
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