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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 Black 980

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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X4 Black 980 vs 965

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
Phenom II X4 965
137,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 Black 980  vs
965 
Clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM3
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

power consumption

TDP 125W 140W
Annual home energy cost 39.65 $/year 54.06 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 144.19 $/year 152.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.11 pt/W 1.08 pt/W
Peak power consumption 164.6W 174W
Typical power consumption 133.74W 152.93W

details

Phenom II X4 Black 980  vs
965 
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

overclocking

Overclock popularity 29 22
Overclocked clock speed 4.27 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.27 GHz 4.05 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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
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