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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9850

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AMD Phenom X4 9850

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 9850 Black Edition vs the 9600 Black Edition.

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9600

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9850 vs 9600

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 9850
97,500 MB/s
Phenom X4 9600
87,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Phenom X4 9850  vs 9600 

6.0
5.0

8.0
7.0

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
6.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9850  vs
9600 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
AM2+
Is unlocked Yes 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 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.96 pt/W 1.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 77.19W

details

Phenom X4 9850  vs
9600 
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 - 61°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.72 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.88 GHz 2.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.72 GHz 2.7 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 2,000 MHz 1,800 MHz
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