CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9600 vs 9150e 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9600

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9600

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.04 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.42 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9150e

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AMD Phenom X4 9150e

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Much better performance per watt 1.31 pt/W vs 1.09 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Nov, 2007 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9600 vs 9150e

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 9600
87,000 MB/s
Phenom X4 9150e
68,850 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9600  vs
9150e 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM2+
Is unlocked Yes 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.09 pt/W 1.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Phenom X4 9600  vs
9150e 
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 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.42 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.04 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 1,600 MHz
AMD Phenom X4 9600
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AMD Phenom X4 9150e
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