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Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9950

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AMD Phenom X4 9950

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9950 vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X4 9950
99,900 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9950  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 95W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.88 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Phenom X4 9950  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.37 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,145.3 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 4.75 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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