AMD Phenom II X4 N970

The AMD Phenom II X4 N970 Quad Core is a laptop CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz. Due to a missing Turbo and no level 3 cache, the performance of the N970 should be between a Core i3-330M and a Core 2 Quad Q9000. Compared to desktop CPUs, the Phenom II laptop CPUs are similar to the desktop Athlon II processors because of the missing level 3 cache. Therefore, the N970 is similar to a low clocked Athlon II X4 CPU produced in 45nm SOI.

The Phenom II includes an integrated memory controller for DDR3 (max. 1333) main memory. It supports MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A.

SeriesAMD Phenom II X4
CodenameChamplain
Clock Rate2200 MHz
Front Side Bus3600 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
SocketS1
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date12/16/2010

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 543.3     avg: 548.4 (94.98%)     max: 553.52 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 17.8     avg: 17.8 (97.31%)     max: 17.8 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1940     avg: 1940 (14.68%)     max: 1940 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7282     avg: 7282 (18.21%)     max: 7282 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3039     avg: 3042.5 (32.86%)     max: 3046 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.5     avg: 2.5 (13.12%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2327     avg: 2327 (9.24%)     max: 2327 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8347     avg: 8347 (21.3%)     max: 8347 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1861     avg: 1861 (26.44%)     max: 1861 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6795     avg: 6810.5 (19.58%)     max: 6826 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 34.7     avg: 35 (94.27%)     max: 35.3 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 79.62     avg: 80.3 (97.44%)     max: 80.9 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1882.7     avg: 1882.7 (91.69%)     max: 1882.7 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 32130     avg: 32130 (15.24%)     max: 32130 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 25330     avg: 25330 (19.43%)     max: 25330 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.9     avg: 6.9 (85.71%)     max: 6.9 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the AMD Phenom II X4 N970 processor

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Other CPUs of the series AMD Phenom II X4

» AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 N950
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 N930
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 P960
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 P940
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 P920
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 4010U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4005U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 3217U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD Kaveri A10-7300
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD Kaveri A8 Pro-7150B
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
   2.66 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
   2.53 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-07-18)