CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 965 vs 960T

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 965 

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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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Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,916 vs 3,871 Around 55% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,361 vs 1,141 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 62 °C vs 60 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.16 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 960T

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Much lower typical power consumption 101.56W vs 152.93W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 54.06 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 8,319 vs 6,445 Around 30% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Newer Dec, 2010 vs Nov, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year vs 152.42 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 965 vs 960T

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Reviews Word on the street

Phenom II X4 965  vs 960T 

8.8
9.6
I believe a 4.3-4.4GHz X4 daily OC is completely reasonable if you have the right board.
Phenom II X4 960T

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 965  vs
960T 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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

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

details

Phenom II X4 965  vs
960T 
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 15
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.43V Unknown - 1.55V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62°C Unknown - 60°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 22 182
Overclock review score 5 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.05 GHz 4.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.16 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz 4.17 GHz

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 3.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 152.93W 101.56W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
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