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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
Lithography 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics

Table : Phenom ii X4 P960 Benchmarking

Benchmarks Phenom ii X4 P960
PassMark Score 2160
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

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  1. Hono Lulu
    May 27th, 2011 at 22:01 | #1

    How does the Phenom ii differ from the Athlon ii in terms of architecture ?