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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9450e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9450e

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Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 1.48 pt/W vs 0.68 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 849 vs 759 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz vs 2.51 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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) 3.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9450e vs Athlon X2 5600+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9450e  vs
Athlon X2 5600+ 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
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 89W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.48 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W

details

Phenom X4 9450e  vs
Athlon X2 5600+ 
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 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C 55 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.51 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.51 GHz 3.26 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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