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AMD Phenom X3 8750 review

AMD's Triple-Core Phenom - X3 8750

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Checking the Competition - List of AMD/Intel Processors

Checking the Competition - List of AMD/Intel Processors

Intel/AMD Processors Compared
Processor Name AMD Phenom X3 AMD Phenom X4 Core 2 Extreme / Quad (65nm) Core 2 Duo (45nm) Core 2 Duo (65nm)
Processor Model 8750, 8650, 8450 9850 'Black Edition', 9750, 9650, 9550 QX6850, Q6700, Q6600 E8500, E8400, E8300, E8200 E6850, E6750, E6550, E6420, E6320
Processor Frequency 2.4GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.1GHz 2.5GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.2GHz 3.0GHz, 2.67GHz, 2.40GHz 3.16GHz, 3.0GHz, 2.83GHz, 2.67GHz 3.0GHz, 2.67GHz, 2.33GHz, 2.13GHz, 1.86GHz
No. of Cores 3 4 4 2 2
Front Side Bus (MHz) - - 1333 / 1066 1333 1333 / 1066
HyperTransport Bus 1.8GHz 2.0GHz (9850 only), 1.8GHz - - -
L1 Cache (data + instruction) (64KB + 64KB) x 3 (64KB + 64KB) x 4 (32KB + 32KB) x 4 (32KB + 32KB) x 2 (32KB + 32KB) x 2
L2 Cache 512KB x 3 512KB x 4 4MB x 2 6MB 4MB
L3 Cache 2MB 2MB - - -
Memory Controller Integrated Dual Channel (up to DDR2-1066) Integrated Dual Channel (up to DDR2-1066) External - Chipset Dependent External - Chipset Dependent External - Chipset Dependent
TDP (W) 95 95 - 125 95 - 130 65 65
Instruction Set Support MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1 MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Execute Disable Bit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel EM64T / AMD64 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) / AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtualization Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Packaging AM2+ AM2+ LGA775 LGA775 LGA775
Process Technology 65nm SOI 65nm SOI 65nm 45nm 65nm
Processor Codename Toliman Windsor Kentsfield Wolfdale Conroe
Die Size 285mm² 285mm² 286mm² 107mm² 143mm²
No. of Transistors 450 million 450 million 582 million 401 million 291 million