37points

AMD Phenom II X4 955

82points

Intel Core i7-3920XM

AMD Phenom II X4 955
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39 facts in comparison

AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i7-3920XM

AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM
37
points
82
points

Why is AMD Phenom II X4 955 better than Intel Core i7-3920XM?

Why is Intel Core i7-3920XM better than AMD Phenom II X4 955?

  • 267MHz higher ram speed
    1600MHzvs1333MHz
  • 4 more CPU threads
    8vs4
  • 23nm smaller semiconductor size
    22nmvs45nm
  • 5114 higher PassMark result
    9137vs4023
  • 70W lower TDP
    55Wvs125W
  • 4.3GB/s more memory bandwidth
    25.6GB/svs21.3GB/s
  • Has integrated graphics
  • 2MB bigger L3 cache
    8MBvs6MB

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

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

22nm

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

55W

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

1200 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

3

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.Has integrated graphics
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 3.2GHz

4 x 2.9GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

2MB

1MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.L1 cache

512KB

256KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.L2 core

0.5MB/core

0.25MB/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

8

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

6MB

8MB

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

25.6GB/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

1600MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

2

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.Uses hyperthreading technology
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.

2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

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

3.Has AES
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

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

5.SSE version

4

4.2

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

6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3920XM

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

4023

9137

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

6130

16305

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)

1121

1986

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

4.Cinebench 10 result

13242

23050

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

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

5.performance per watt

49

296

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.PassMark result (overclocked)

4754

10749

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

Best

Intel Core i7-5960X

18948

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