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AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE

The AMD Phenom II Black Edition Quad-Core X940 or Phenom II X4 X940 BE is the fastest version of the Phenom II X4 for laptops (in Q1 2011) and features an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking. With 45W TDP the AMD CPU needs as much power as the Core i7 quad cores but due to the missing level 3 cache and Turbo Boost, 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 100MHz slower predecessor Phenom II 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

Series: Phenom II X4 Champlain

AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE « 2.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE compare2.3 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 N970 compare2.2 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 N950 compare2.1 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 N930 compare2 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 P960 compare1.8 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 P940 compare1.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
AMD Phenom II X4 P920 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
Clock Rate2400 MHz
Front Side Bus3600
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Featuresintegrated DDR3-1333 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD64, SSE4A, unlocked multiplier
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/01/2011
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Other CPUs of the series Phenom II X4

» AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE
   4x 2.4 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
   4x 2.3 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   4x 2.2 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 N950
   4x 2.1 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 N930
   4x 2 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 P960
   4x 1.8 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 P940
   4x 1.7 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 P920
   4x 1.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD A10-5750M
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
+ AMD A10-5757M
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-2637M
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.8 GHz
+ Intel Core M-5Y71
   2x 1.2 GHz - 2.9 GHz
+ AMD Phenom II X2 X640 BE
   2x 3.2 GHz
» AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE
   4x 2.4 GHz
- Intel Core i7-2657M
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core i7-3689Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2.6 GHz
- Intel Pentium 2020M
   2x 2.4 GHz
- AMD Phenom II X2 X620 BE
   2x 3.1 GHz
- Intel Core i3-4158U
   2x 2 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09- 5)