CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960T vs 4300 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

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 Black 960T 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 Black 960T

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AMD Phenom II X4 Black 960T

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X4 Black 960T vs the FX 4300.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 Black 960T vs FX 4300

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

FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 Black 960T  vs
FX 4300 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.36 pt/W 9.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Phenom II X4 Black 960T  vs
FX 4300 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.13 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 20
Voltage range Unknown - 1.55V 0.81 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 60°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 182 7
Overclocked clock speed 4.13 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz 4.48 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 Black 960T
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