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AMD Phenom ii X4 P960 Vs Intel Core i5-540M


AMD Phenom ii X4 P960 Vs Intel Core i5-540M

Table : Phenom ii X4 P960 Vs Core i5-540M Feature Differences

Feature Phenom ii X4 P960 Core i5-540M
Core Frequency 1800 MHz 2.53 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 2 MB L2 Cache 512KB L2 + 3MB L3
Turbo Frequency No Turbo 3.06 GHz
TDP Rating 25 Watts 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1066 DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 766 MHz

 

Table : Phenom ii X4 P960 Vs Core i5-540M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Phenom ii X4 P960 Core i5-540M
PassMark Score 2160 2490
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available 36 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available 2810
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available 6.6

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.

Some more details of Core i5-540M

The core i5-540M is a Mid level moderate performance notebook processor with impressive performance as evident by its benchmark results.
The integrated GPU provides entry level graphics performance. The GPU supports independent turbo boost with maximum turbo frequency of 766 MHz with a base frequency of 500 MHz.The Core i5-540M does support the AES instructions and Intel Trusted Instructions (in addition to V-td). The the core i5-5xxM processors have higher turbo frequency compared to the corresponding core i5-4xxM parts, giving it an edge.

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