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Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8550

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Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8550 vs II X6 1055T

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 X3 8550
85,100 MB/s
Phenom II X6 1055T
133,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8550  vs
II X6 1055T 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Tri core Hexa core

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

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom X3 8550  vs
II X6 1055T 
Threads 3 6
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.7 GHz 4.02 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,818.2 2,085.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz 3.95 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 54.4 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 165.56 $/year
Performance per watt 0.99 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A
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