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AMD Phenom II X4 P940 vs AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

AMD Phenom II X4 P940

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The AMD Phenom II X4 P940 is a slow clocked quad-core CPU for laptops. Compared to the desktop Phenom II, the mobile Phenom II X4 offer no level 3 cache and are therefore compareable to the desktop Athlon X4 line. The slow clock speed allows the low powerconsumption (25 W TDP) but may lead to a bad performance in single threaded applications and games. The single thread performance should be between a 1.4 GHz and 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. If all four cores are used in benchmarks, the performance may reach the level of a Core i3 processor.

As the current Intel Core i3 CPUs, the P940 offers an integrated DDR3 memory controller (up to DDR3-1066). However it is still manufactured in 45nm (SOI process).

AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

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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.

ModelAMD Phenom II X4 P940AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE
SeriesAMD Phenom II X4AMD Phenom II X4
CodenameChamplainChamplain
Series: Phenom II X4 Champlain
AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE compare2.4 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 N970 compare2.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 N950 compare2.1 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 N930 compare2 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 P960 compare1.8 GHz4 / 4
» AMD Phenom II X4 P9401.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 P920 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE compare2.4 GHz4 / 4
» AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE2.3 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 N970 compare2.2 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 N950 compare2.1 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 N930 compare2 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 P960 compare1.8 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 P9401.7 GHz4 / 4
AMD Phenom II X4 P920 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4
Clock1700 MHz2300 MHz
FSB36003600
L1 Cache512 KB256 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 4
TDP25 Watt45 Watt
Technology45 nm45 nm
SocketS1 (S1g4)S1
FeaturesMMX, 3DNow, SSE (1,2,3,4A), AMD64, Enhanced Virus Protection, Virtualization, integrated DDR3-1066 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0integrated DDR3-1333 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0, Enhanced Virus Protection, AMD64, SSE4A, unlocked multiplier
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 2.6     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (4%)     max: 2.62 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 1878     avg: 1940     median: 1935 (16%)     max: 2008 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 6900     avg: 7048     median: 7082 (8%)     max: 7161 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 8276     avg: 8391     median: 8390.5 (6%)     max: 8505 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 2362     avg: 2379     median: 2379 (13%)     max: 2396 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 528     avg: 540     median: 540 (6%)     max: 552 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 16.66     avg: 17.5     median: 17.5 (4%)     max: 18.33 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
100%
1 X920 BE +
17.1 s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 3118     avg: 3241     median: 3164 (7%)     max: 3442 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 24.7     avg: 30.5     median: 33 (7%)     max: 33.74 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 76     avg: 76.7     median: 76.7 (3%)     max: 77.3 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 X920 BE +
1793 s (8%)
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 X920 BE +
4683 Points (29%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 X920 BE +
7671 Points (7%)

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