AMD Phenom II X3 P860 vs AMD Phenom II X3 N870
AMD Phenom II X3 P860► remove from comparison
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 from comparison
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).
|Model||AMD Phenom II X3 P860||AMD Phenom II X3 N870|
|Series||AMD Phenom II X3||AMD Phenom II X3|
|Series: Phenom II X3 Champlain|
|Clock||2000 MHz||2300 MHz|
|L1 Cache||384 KB||384 KB|
|L2 Cache||1.5 MB||1.5 MB|
|Cores / Threads||3 / 3||3 / 3|
|TDP||25 Watt||35 Watt|
|Technology||45 nm||45 nm|
|Features||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|