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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9550

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9550

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 101.56W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Mar, 2008 vs Aug, 2007 Release date 7 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 1224 SE

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AMD Opteron 1224 SE

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz vs 2.77 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Features Key features of the Phenom X4 9550  vs Opteron 1224 SE 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Phenom X4 9550
2.77 GHz
Opteron 1224 SE
3.41 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Phenom X4 9550
3.05 GHz
Opteron 1224 SE
3.2 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9550  vs
Opteron 1224 SE 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.2 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 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 109.5 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 101.56W

details

Phenom X4 9550  vs
Opteron 1224 SE 
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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz 3.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.05 GHz 3.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,938.4 1,610.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz 3.41 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 9550
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