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AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970

AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970
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AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970 review: specs and price

AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970
AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970
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Why is AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970 better than the average?

  • CPU speed
    4 x 3.5GHzvs13.98GHz
  • L1 cache
    512KBvs282.14KB
  • L2 core
    0.5MB/corevs0.44MB/core
  • Cinebench 10 result
    14388vs11252.55
  • Cinebench 10 result (single)
    4059vs3708.78
  • Width
    40mmvs40.39mm
  • Height
    40mmvs40.16mm
  • Power consumption while idle
    66.9Wvs70.9W

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

2.semiconductor size

45nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

125W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

Intel Atom E3805

3W

4.number of transistors

758 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

5.PCI Express (PCIe) version

2

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

Intel Core i9-7920X

44

6.height

40mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 3.5GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

2MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.L1 cache

512KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.L2 core

0.5MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Best

Intel Core i5-4200Y

2.5MB/core

5.CPU threads

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

6MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

21.3GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Intel Xeon E5504

192.2GB/s

2.RAM speed

1333MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

Features

1.Has dynamic frequency scaling
AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

2.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

3.SSE version

4

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.

Best

Intel Core i3-9350KF

4.2

4.Has NX bit
AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

5.Has MMX
AMD AMD Phenom II X4 970

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

4487

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

6664

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2019)

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.PassMark result (single)

1239

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

4.Cinebench 10 result

14388

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

5.performance per watt

53

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Best

Intel Core i5-7200U

553.3

6.7zip benchmark

12595MIPS

This benchmark tests the CPU to see how well it performs using the 7zip program.

Best

Intel Core i7-3960X

31232MIPS

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