AMD Phenom II P960 Specs and Benchmark
AMD Phenom II P960
AMD Phenom II P960 is a quad core processor clocked at 1.80 GHz. The missing Level 3 Cache is one reason that leads to its slow performance. Single threaded applications will show slow performance, but the multithreaded applications or software written to take advantage of the 4 cores are expected to be fast.
The P960, has integrated memory controller, and it communicated with the memory directly. In other words it does not has the traditional front side bus to chipset to memory type communication. It communicates with the peripherals using HyperTransport Bus.
The Cache organization consist of 128 KB of L1 cache and 512 KB of L2 Cache per core. The small cache memory is partially made up by the fast integrated memory controller. Other features include the support for the 64 bit instruction set, support for MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 instructions sets.
As a customer this processor will be useful only if you are going to take advantage of the multiple cores of this CPU.
Table : Phenom ii X4 P960 Features and Specs
|Feature||Phenom ii X4 P960|
|Core Frequency||1800 MHz|
|No. Of Cores||4|
|Cache Organization||2 MB L2 Cache|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||25 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1066|
|Integrated Graphics||No Integrated Graphics|
Table : Phenom ii X4 P960 Benchmarking
|Benchmarks||Phenom ii X4 P960|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||Not available|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||Not available|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||Not available|
Some more details of Phenom ii X4 P960
Phenom ii X4 P960 should be good if your application need multi threads running in parallel. In single threaded applications, its performance may not turn out to be as great. Intel’s dual Core i5 and even some core i3 processors ( take a look at core i3-380M), should surpass in performance