AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE vs AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE vs AMD Phenom II X4 P960

AMD Phenom II X4 X940 BE

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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.

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.

AMD Phenom II X4 P960

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The AMD Phenom II X4 P960 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 1.5 GHz and 1.8 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 P960 offers an integrated DDR3 memory controller (up to DDR3-1066). However it is still manufactured in 45nm (SOI process).

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Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 2.6     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (6%)     max: 2.62 Points
78%
1 P960 +
min: 2     avg: 2     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2.05 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 1878     avg: 1940     median: 1935 (20%)     max: 2008 Points
80%
1 P960 +
1542 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 6900     avg: 7048     median: 7082 (12%)     max: 7161 Points
76%
1 P960 +
5354 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 8276     avg: 8391     median: 8390.5 (10%)     max: 8505 Points
79%
1 P960 +
6649 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 2362     avg: 2379     median: 2379 (22%)     max: 2396 Points
81%
1 P960 +
1922 Points (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 528.483     avg: 540     median: 540.2 (6%)     max: 552 seconds
98%
1 P960 +
705 seconds (8%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 16.661     avg: 17.5     median: 17.5 (4%)     max: 18.33 seconds
99%
1 P960 +
24 seconds (5%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
100%
1 X920 BE +
17.1 seconds (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 3118     avg: 3241     median: 3164 (21%)     max: 3442 Points
80%
1 P960 +
2519 Points (17%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 24.7     avg: 30.5     median: 33 (7%)     max: 33.743 Seconds
97%
1 P960 +
45 Seconds (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 X920 BE +
min: 76     avg: 76.7     median: 76.7 (3%)     max: 77.329 Seconds
99%
1 P960 +
102 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 X920 BE +
1793 Seconds (8%)
97%
1 P960 +
2360 Seconds (10%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 P960 +
27374 MIPS (13%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 P960 +
21381 MFLOPS (16%)
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
1 X920 BE +
4683 Points (29%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 P960 +
6.6 points (85%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 X920 BE +
7671 Points (11%)
78%
1 P960 +
5971 Points (8%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 P960 +
1542 points (7%)

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