CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 965 vs 945 95W 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

2.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 965 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 945 95W vs the 965 Black Edition.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 965 vs 945 95W

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
Phenom II X4 945 95W
120,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
945 95W 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3 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 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 1.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 152.93W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
945 95W 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C 55 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 34
Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 3.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 3.68 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
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