CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9100e vs 260 among desktop CPUs (45 to 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

1.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X2 260 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X2 260  based on its single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9100e

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AMD Phenom X4 9100e

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 260

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,076 vs 621 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 61 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 2.47 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2010 vs Mar, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9100e vs Athlon II X2 260

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 X4 9100e
65,100 MB/s
Athlon II X2 260
128,900 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 X4 9100e  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual 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 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 1.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Phenom X4 9100e  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.47 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 3.84 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 1,600 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom X4 9100e
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