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AMD Phenom X4 9850B

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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9850B

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9850B

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz vs 1.41 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 909 vs 368 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 3,160 vs 666 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 77.19W 5.3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 5.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 5.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.33 pt/W vs 0.93 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9850B vs E1 1200

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9850B  vs
E1 1200 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Phenom X4 9850B  vs
E1 1200 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.01 GHz 1.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz 1.41 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 18W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 0.93 pt/W 2.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 14.63W
AMD Phenom X4 9850B
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