CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 965 vs 4130 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 965 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X4 965  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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AMD Phenom II X4 965

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Much better PassMark score 5,916 vs 4,156 More than 40% better PassMark score
Front view of AMD FX 4130

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 0 GHz Compared to all cpus, 3.9 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 12.51 pt/$ vs 1.1 pt/$ More than 11.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 6.8 pt/W vs 1.27 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Newer Aug, 2012 vs Nov, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz vs 4.04 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.69 GHz vs 4.21 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 965 vs FX 4130

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 965
137,800 MB/s
FX 4130
2,150,000 MB/s

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
FX 4130 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 125W
Annual home energy cost 54.06 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 152.42 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.27 pt/W 6.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 152.93W 101.56W

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
FX 4130 
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
Transistor count 758,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V 0.78 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.04 GHz 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.04 GHz 4.4 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 965
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