CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8750B vs 965 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

2.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X3 8750B 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8750B

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X3 8750B vs the Phenom II X4 965.

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8750B vs II X4 965

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8750B  vs
II X4 965 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
Is unlocked No Yes

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 140W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 54.06 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 152.42 $/year
Performance per watt 0.92 pt/W 1.08 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 152.93W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom X3 8750B  vs
II X4 965 
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
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.25V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.89 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.22 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,637.5 3,136.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.89 GHz 4.05 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
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