CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9350e vs 955 among desktop CPUs

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

4.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X4 955 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X4 955  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 9350e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9350e

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 62 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 955

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,113 vs 672 More than 65% 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 performance per watt 1.28 pt/W vs 1.06 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2009 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9350e vs II X4 955

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 9350e
76.5 MB/s
Phenom II X4 955
129,850 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 9350e  vs
II X4 955 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad 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 65W 125W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.06 pt/W 1.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 101.56W

details

Phenom X4 9350e  vs
II X4 955 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.99 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 1,800 MHz 2,000 MHz
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