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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 Black 980

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AMD Phenom II X4 Black 980

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 Black 980 vs FX 8350

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 Black 980
149,650 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 Black 980  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
AM3
AM3+
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 125W
Annual home energy cost 39.65 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 144.19 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.11 pt/W 5.72 pt/W
Peak power consumption 164.6W 182.21W
Typical power consumption 133.74W 159.66W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Phenom II X4 Black 980  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 29 709
Overclocked clock speed 4.27 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz 4.69 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3
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