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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9950

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Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much 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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark score 3,020 vs 1,260 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 890 vs 749 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,355 vs 1,690 More than 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 64 °C vs 55 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.75 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jul, 2008 vs May, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4800+

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AMD Athlon X2 4800+

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 113.75W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9950 vs Athlon X2 4800+

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 9950
99,900 MB/s
Athlon X2 4800+
68.2 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 9950  vs
Athlon X2 4800+ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM2
939
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 140W 65W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.88 pt/W 0.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 52.81W

details

Phenom X4 9950  vs
Athlon X2 4800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 3.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,145.3 1,457.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 2.75 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
AMD Phenom X4 9950
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