AMD Phenom II X3 P860 vs AMD Phenom II X3 N870
AMD Phenom II X3 P860► remove
The AMD Phenom II X3 P860 is a tripple core processor for laptops that clocks with 2 GHz. It is based on the desktop Athlon II X3 processors (at a lower clock speed) and therefore features no level 3 cache. The low clock speed and missing level 3 cache leads to a rather slow performance, but enables the use in smaller laptops (14", 15") due to the TDP of 25 Watt. The performance should be on average between a 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo depending on how many cores are used.
The Phenom II P860 features an integrated DDR3 memory controller (on die).
AMD Phenom II X3 N870► remove
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).
|AMD Phenom II X3 P860||AMD Phenom II X3 N870|
|AMD Phenom II X3||AMD Phenom II X3|
|: Phenom II X3 Champlain|
|2000 MHz||2300 MHz|
|384 KB||384 KB|
|1.5 MB||1.5 MB|
|3 / 3||3 / 3|
|integrated DDR3 Memory Controller, Virtualization, AMD64, Advanced Virus Protection, SSE(1,2,3,4a)||MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE(1,2,3,4A), x86-64, AMD-V, DDR3-1333 memory controller|
Average Benchmarks AMD Phenom II X3 N870 → 100%
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation