AMD CPU Update

For cost effective computing and gaming

Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 10.03.2010
Manufacturer: AMD
Product Group: CPUs
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Not too long ago we tested the new C3-stepping version of AMD's highest performance processor - the Phenom 2 X4 965BE. Since then AMD has also updated other models in their product range, and we also reviewed a nice bunch of sample CPUs from the new range. The CPUs included in the package are the Phenom 2 X2 555 BE C3, which is the highest performing dual core from the current range, as well as three CPUs from the Athlon range: X4 635, X3 440 and X2 255. Now lets see how these rank up against each other and of course also the 965 we've seen earlier.


AMD CPU Update - For cost effective computing and gaming





L2 Cache

L3 Cache



Athlon II X4 635



2,9 GHz

2 MB

95 W


Athlon II X3 440



3,0 GHz

1,5 MB

95 W


Athlon II X2 255



3,1 GHz

1 MB

65 W


Phenom II X2 555 BE



3,2 GHz

1 MB

6 MB

80 W


Looking at the table the difference between the Phenom- and Athlon II series lies in the cache and price. The Phenoms have 6 MB of L3 cache, whereas the Athlons don't have any, this also explains the difference in price.

When it comes to the ever-going Intel vs. AMD battle, the price gap of all the new CPU models is around very affordable $100 mark, where first of all Intel can't really offer much competition, and also which, combined with the inexpensive 785G motherboards makes for a very low system price for the non-gaming folk out there. How about the performance? Well that's exactly what we're going to find out.

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