CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9600B vs 8400 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

1.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD Phenom X4 9600B 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9600B

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AMD Phenom X4 9600B

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X4 9600B vs the Phenom X3 8400.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9600B vs X3 8400

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 9600B
86.8 MB/s
Phenom X3 8400
79,150 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 9600B  vs
X3 8400 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
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 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.81 pt/W 0.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9600B  vs
X3 8400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.43 GHz 2.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.75 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,526.3 1,700.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.43 GHz 2.46 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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