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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X940

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AMD Phenom II X940

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD Phenom II P960

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the P960 vs the X940 Black Edition.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X940 vs P960

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 X940
96.8 MB/s
Phenom II P960
70,850 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X940  vs
P960 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
S1
Is unlocked Yes No

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 45W 25W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 6.02 $/year
Performance per watt 1.81 pt/W 3.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 20.31W

details

Phenom II X940  vs
P960 
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 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.82 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 1,800 MHz 1,800 MHz
AMD Phenom II X940
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AMD Phenom II P960
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