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AMD Phenom II X3 N870

The AMD Phenom II X3 N870 is a tripple core processor for laptops that clocks with 2.3 GHz. It is based on the desktop Athlon II X3 processors (at a lower clock speed) and therefore features no level 3 cache. The performance should be on average on par with an old Core 2 Quad Q9000. The lack of a Turbo Boost / Core function and level 3 cache and the slow core clock limit the performance of the CPU. In single threaded applications, the performance is only as fast as a 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo (CB10) or even slower (SuperPi). Compared to a modern Core i3-330M, the N870 stays nearly always below (except in the CB11.5).

The Phenom II feature an integrated DDR3 memory controller on die (maximum DDR3-1333) and is manufactured in 45nm SOI (Core i3-330M 32nm).

SeriesAMD Phenom II X3
CodenameChamplain
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Front Side Bus3600 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1536 KB
Number of Cores / Threads3 / 3
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
SocketS1 (S1g4)
FeaturesMMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE(1,2,3,4A), x86-64, AMD-V, DDR3-1333 memory controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date12/16/2010

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.96     avg: 2 (10.01%)     max: 1.96 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the AMD Phenom II X3 N870 processor

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB (ATI Radeon HD 4250, 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series AMD Phenom II X3

» AMD Phenom II X3 N870
   2.3 GHz / 1.5 MB
» AMD Phenom II X3 N850
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB
» AMD Phenom II X3 N830
   2.1 GHz / 1.5 MB
» AMD Phenom II X3 P860
   2 GHz / 1.5 MB
» AMD Phenom II X3 P840
   1.9 GHz / 1.5 MB
» AMD Phenom II X3 P820
   1.8 GHz / 1.5 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Phenom II X2 P650
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X2 N620
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Athlon 64 (Desktop) FX-62
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
   2.4 GHz / 3 MB
» AMD Phenom II X3 N870
   2.3 GHz / 1.5 MB
+ AMD A-Series A8-3530MX
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
   2.4 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
   2.4 GHz / 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)