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Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8750

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AMD Phenom X3 8750

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Slightly more l3 cache 2 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD A9 7th Gen A9-9420

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AMD A9 7th Gen A9-9420

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 71 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Phenom X3 8750  vs A9 7th Gen A9-9420 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8750  vs
A9 7th Gen A9-9420 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Tri core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
FMA4
3DNow!
AES

details

Phenom X3 8750  vs
A9 7th Gen A9-9420 
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB None
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R5
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 847 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A
AMD Phenom X3 8750
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