CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9150e vs 8450e 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

3.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X3 8450e 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom X3 8450e  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 9150e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9150e

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X4 9150e vs the Phenom X3 8450e.

Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz vs 2.04 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 70 °C Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9150e vs X3 8450e

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9150e  vs
X3 8450e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
AM2+
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 1.31 pt/W 1.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 1,600 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9150e  vs
X3 8450e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1 - 1.13V 1.05 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.04 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.04 GHz 2.75 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 X4 9150e
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