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Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8850

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X6 1055T vs the Phenom X3 8850.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8850 vs II X6 1055T

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8850  vs
II X6 1055T 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Tri core Hexa core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
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 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 2.23 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Phenom X3 8850  vs
II X6 1055T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.25V 1.13 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.01 GHz 3.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.02 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,913.2 2,085.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz 3.95 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
AMD Phenom X3 8850
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