CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 965 vs 4130

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5 and PassMark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X4 965

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More l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.02 vs 0.95 More than 5% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Better PassMark score 5,916 vs 4,156 More than 40% better PassMark score
Better cinebench r11.5 score 4 vs 3.11 Around 30% better cinebench r11.5 score
Front view of AMD FX 4130

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AMD FX 4130

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 101.56W vs 152.93W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 7.85 pt/$ vs 2.79 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Aug, 2012 vs Nov, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better 3DMark11 physics score 5,990 vs 4,100 More than 45% better 3DMark11 physics score
Much lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 54.06 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz vs 4.05 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year vs 152.42 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.69 GHz vs 4.16 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
FX 4130 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 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 3.19 pt/W 4.59 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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.16 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 4.39 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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