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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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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 5,916 vs 1,464 More than 4x better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,361 vs 876 More than 55% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Nov, 2009 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 152.93W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 5.13 pt/W vs 1.08 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 54.06 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 152.42 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67 °C vs 62 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 965 vs Opteron 290

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
Opteron 290 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
940

features

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

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
Opteron 290 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 17 14
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 2.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 140W 95W
Annual home energy cost 54.06 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 152.42 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.08 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 152.93W 77.19W
AMD Phenom II X4 965
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