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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 l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.25 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.67 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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AMD Athlon XP 2000+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon XP 2000+ vs the Phenom II X4 965.

Features Key features of the Phenom II X4 965  vs Athlon XP 2000+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
Athlon XP 2000+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.67 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
AM3
462

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
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details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
Athlon XP 2000+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 152.93W N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 266 MHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965
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