CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9550 vs 605e 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

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X4 605e 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X4 605e  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9550

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Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 130.78W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 53.03 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 120.63 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.05 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 605e

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AMD Athlon II X4 605e

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Much better PassMark (Single core) score 814 vs 758 More than 5% 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) 3.36 GHz vs 2.77 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 70 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Oct, 2009 vs Mar, 2008 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9550 vs Athlon II X4 605e

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 9550
85,400 MB/s
Athlon II X4 605e
105.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9550  vs
Athlon II X4 605e 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 95W 45W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 53.03 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 120.63 $/year
Performance per watt 1.11 pt/W 0.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 130.78W

details

Phenom X4 9550  vs
Athlon II X4 605e 
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 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz 3.36 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.05 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz 3.36 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
AMD Phenom X4 9550
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