AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

AMD X920 BE

The AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE (Black Edition) Quad Core was the fastest version of the Phenom II X4 for laptops in Q2 2010 and features an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking. It was later replaced by the 100 MHz higher clocked X940 BE. With 45W TDP the AMD CPU needs as much power as the Core i7 quad cores but due to the missing level 3 cache, the performance should be worse. Compared to the desktop CPUs, the mobile Phenom II X4 is similar to a Athlon II X4 and produced in 45nm SOI.

The performance of the X920 differs from benchmark to benchmark. If only one core is used, the AMD quad core processor is only on par with a slow 2 GHz Core 2 Duo (e.g. Cinebench R10 Single). The old single threaded SuperPi benchmark is traditionally for AMD even worst on a level of a 1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo. However, if all four cores are used, the performance scores are in regions of the fast dual cores Core i5-540M to i7-640M (Cinebench R10 Multi, wPrieme 2, CB 11.5). The slowest Core i7 quad core (720QM) is still in every benchmark faster than the AMD CPU.

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 Rate2300 MHz
Front Side Bus3600 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
SocketS1
Featuresintegrated DDR3-1333 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD64, SSE4A, unlocked multiplier
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date05/12/2010
Product Link (external)AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3118     avg: 3241.3 (36.78%)     max: 3442 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 24.7     avg: 30.5 (95.27%)     max: 33.743 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 76     avg: 76.7 (97.6%)     max: 77.329 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1793.41     avg: 1793.4 (92.09%)     max: 1793.41 Seconds*
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4683     avg: 4683 (26.18%)     max: 4683 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1878     avg: 1940.3 (28.92%)     max: 2008 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6900     avg: 7047.7 (25.82%)     max: 7161 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8276     avg: 8390.5 (21.43%)     max: 8505 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2362     avg: 2379 (9.45%)     max: 2396 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7671     avg: 7671 (13.49%)     max: 7671 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 16.661     avg: 17.5 (97.37%)     max: 18.33 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 528.483     avg: 540.2 (95.08%)     max: 552 seconds*
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.6     avg: 2.6 (20.38%)     max: 2.62 Points
wPrime 1.55: 32m
0% 100%
min: 17.13     avg: 17.1 (93.38%)     max: 17.13 seconds*
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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 i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD A-Series A10-5745M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-5550M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-5557M
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
   2 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-07-18)