CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 965 vs 1389 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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AMD Phenom II X4 965

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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,916 vs 3,046 Around 95% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,361 vs 1,015 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 3.48 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2009 vs Jun, 2009 Release date 5 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 1389

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AMD Opteron 1389

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Much lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 152.93W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 54.06 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 152.42 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 62 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 965 vs Opteron 1389

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
Opteron 1389 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
Is unlocked Yes No

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

power consumption

TDP 140W 75W
Annual home energy cost 54.06 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 152.42 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 1.08 pt/W 1.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 152.93W 60.94W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,200 MHz

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
Opteron 1389 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 14
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V 1.05 - 1.23V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 3.48 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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