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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9650

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X4 9650 vs the Phenom X3 8850.

Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8850

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9650 vs X3 8850

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9650  vs
X3 8850 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
AM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

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 1.15 pt/W 2.23 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9650  vs
X3 8850 
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 - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.81 GHz 3.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.12 GHz 2.5 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 672.3 1,913.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.81 GHz 3.01 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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