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Front view of AMD Phenom II X940

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AMD Phenom II X940

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 0.75 GHz Around 3.2x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Nov, 1999 Release date over 11 years later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Front view of AMD Athlon 750

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AMD Athlon 750

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 750 vs the Phenom II X940.

Features Key features of the Phenom II X940  vs Athlon 750 

clock speed

Phenom II X940
2.4 GHz
Athlon 750
0.75 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X940  vs
Athlon 750 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 0.75 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
S1
Slot A

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
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details

Phenom II X940  vs
Athlon 750 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 36.56W N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 200 MHz
AMD Phenom II X940
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