CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of V120 vs 975 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD V Series PCs V120

Reasons to consider the
AMD V Series PCs V120

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 101.56W 5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 1.44 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 Black 975

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 6,461 vs 927 Around 7x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,513 vs 954 More than 6.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Oct, 1996 Release date over 14 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz vs 2.21 GHz Around 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,263 vs 669 Around 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.26 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of V Series PCs V120 vs Phenom II X4 Black 975

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

V Series PCs V120
82,250 MB/s
Phenom II X4 Black 975
145,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

V Series PCs V120  vs
Phenom II X4 Black 975 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
S1
AM3
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 25W 125W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.69 pt/W 1.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 101.56W

details

V Series PCs V120  vs
Phenom II X4 Black 975 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.21 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 4.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.21 GHz 4.39 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 3,200 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD V Series PCs V120
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