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Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8600

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AMD Phenom X3 8600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X3 8600 vs the Phenom II X4 945 95W.

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 945 95W

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8600 vs II X4 945 95W

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8600  vs
II X4 945 95W 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
Is unlocked No 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 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.82 pt/W 1.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Phenom X3 8600  vs
II X4 945 95W 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 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 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C 55 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.71 GHz 3.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.71 GHz 3.68 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 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom X3 8600
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