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AMD FX-4110 Bulldozer processor

May 17th, 2011


AMD FX-4110 Bulldozer processor

Table : AMD Bulldozer Processor List

The AMD’s FX-4110 is the entry level Bulldozer processor that will feature 4 cores. The cores have been nicknamed Zambezi and has been built with 32 nm technology.

Notable feature includes upto 8 MB of L3 Cache memory and 2×2 MB L2 Cache. It will support DDR3-1866 and will connect to the chipset using high speed HyperTransport 3.1

The AMD’s turbo core 2.0 should boost the performance. The exact nominal clock frequency and the turbo clock frequencies are not yet known.

Stay tuned for more information on the FX-4110 which is expected to be launched in June 2011.

Performance

Windows 7 Experience Index has been reported to be at 7.9 at a youtube video posted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG2BYhjQIKQ&feature=player_detailpage

Feature FX-4110
Core Frequency TBD
Number of Cores
8
L2 Cache Memory
4 MB
L3 Cache Memory
Upto 8 MB
TDP
95W
Integrated Memory Controller
DDR3-1866
Package
AM3+
Turbo
Yes
Lithography
32 nm
Black Edition
Yes

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AMD Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840

May 17th, 2011

AMD Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840 Comparison, difference and benchmark

Those two quad core processor from AMD are headed for good comparison. While the Phenom ii X4 840 takes the lead, the Athlon ii X4 640 is not behind and may make sense with its lower cost.

 

Table : Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840 Feature Differences

Feature Athlon ii X4 640 Phenom ii X4 840
Processor Core Frequency 3.0 GHz 3.2 gHz
No. Of Cores 4 4
Cache Organization 2 MB L2 Cache 2 MB L2 Cache
Turbo Boost Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 95 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR2 / DDR3 DDR2/DDR3
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics

 

Table : Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Athlon ii X4 640 Phenom ii X4 840
PassMark Score 3474 3750
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of Athlon ii X4 640

The AMD’s Athlon ii X4 640, the quad core desktop processor has been highly praised in media and compared extensively with similar performing Intel processors to arrive at a common conclusion that it is a formidable competitor that beats in price for the performance that it offers. It fits in the AM2+/AM3 socket based motherboards and works well with the DDR2 as well as DDR3.

Some more details of Phenom ii X4 840

For just $102, the quad core Phenom ii X 4 840 promises an impressive performance. Clocked at an impressive 3.20 GHz, and launched in Jan 2011, the processor extends the competitive life of the Phenom ii X4 800 series and keeps it competitive against similarly priced Intel processors including the low end Sandy Bridge Core i3 processors

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Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 Vs Pentium Dual-Core E6300

May 17th, 2011

Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 Vs Pentium Dual-Core E6300

These two processor compete neck to neck, and even though E7500 is priced substantially higher, it does not turn out to be as fast as one would think. We expect that Intel will phase this processor over the time,  otherwise the customers will phase it out.

It is time to focus on the Intel’s new Sandy Bridge Architecture.

Table : Core 2 Duo E7500 Vs Pentium Dual-Core E6300 Feature Differences

Feature Core 2 Duo E7500 Pentium Dual-Core E6300
Core Frequency 2.93 GHz 2.80 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 2
Cache Organization 3 MB 2 MB
Turbo Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 65 Watts 65 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller No memory controller, FSB 1066 No memory controller, FSB 1066
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics

 

Table : Core 2 Duo E7500 Vs Pentium Dual-Core E6300 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core 2 Duo E7500 Pentium Dual-Core E6300
PassMark Score 2012 1933
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Core 2 Duo E7500 Details

The Core 2 Duo E7500 is slightly overpriced compared to the performance is provides ( $113 according to Intel, at the time of writing). We have some sub $100 Athlon ii quad cores processors that can easily beat E7500 in performance. The lack of Integrated Memory controller chokes the processor to memory communication. Overclockers may be able to get some more juice out of it.

Some more details of Pentium Dual-Core E6300

The dual core Pentium E6300 is low cost ( $74) processor that competes in its price range with AMD’s dual core Athlon ii and Phenom ii clocked about the same. The Pentium E6300, does not come with integrated memory controller. Its FSB at 1066 MHz creates bottleneck in memory as well as south bridge communication. The main charm of this processors seems to be its low price ( though its big brothers E6500 and E6700 seem more attractive). None of the Sandy Bridge processors launched ( even the entry level low clocked i3s) come in as low price range as this one

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Vs Core i7-950

May 17th, 2011

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Vs Core i7-950


Table : AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Vs Core i7-950 Feature Differences

Feature AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Core i7-950
Core Frequency 3.30 GHz 3.06 GHz
No. Of Cores 6 4 ( 8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 6 MB L3 Cache 8 MB Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.70 GHz 3.33 GHz
TDP Rating 125 Watts 130 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics

Table : AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Vs Core i7-950 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Core i7-950
PassMark Score 6292 6363
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

The Hex Core Phenom ii X6 1100T is a low cost gaming / high performance processor that currently competes with the Intel’s 1st and second generation core i5 and core i7 processor. It has been a while since the processor has been launched and gamers are using it for building systems on their existing AM2+/AM3 socket motherboard. With a good gaming card the the 1100T, you may be able to give your existing motherboard a good life. The 2nd gen Sandy Bridge, however, has widened the gap and we have to wait with finger crossed on the new developments. If AMD delays too much this time, it may be going of biz soon.

Some more details of Core i7-950

The Core i7-960 comes under the category of high performance desktop processor. It is somewhat overpriced, for the performance it provides, for example, when compared to AMD’s hex core 1090T. Newer Sandy pridge processor may be worth considering given some architectural advantage

Processors

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

May 17th, 2011


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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