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Phenom II N830 X3 Triple Core Processor – AMD

August 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Phenom ii N830 is a triple core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz. In multi threaded environments the three cores of the Phenom are expected to perform better as compared to the similarly clocked two cores  intel processor . You may like to explore further about benchmarking if this area looks interesting to you – the Phenom ii N830 and the Core i3-330M makes an interesting comparison.

But when pitted against more popular Core i3-370M, the hyperthreaded dual core 2.4 GHz Intel processor, the Phenom ii definitely shows signs of slowing down on accounts of the lower 2.1 GHz frequency. Power consumption is another area of concern where AMD’s platform do not fare will against the Intel core i3 based platforms.

The Phenom II N830 processor has integrated DDR3 memory controller. AMD was ahead of Intel in terms of launching the integrated memory controller based processors. But then, it has been a history now. When Intel implemented integrated memory controller starting with its core i3, core i5 processors, it ensured that AMD stood crippled of any advantage it had due to the lead in the Integrated Memory Controller.

The L2 cache of N830 consists of 512KB of cache for each of the three cores, giving it a total cache memory of 3 x 512 KB or 1536KB. The TDP Rating of the Phenom II N830 is rated slightly higher at 35 Watts as compared to the 25 Watts of the P820.

If you compare the performance and benchmarking of Phenom II N830 X3 Triple Core – it obviously does better as compared to the corresponding P820. The Windows 7 satisfaction rating for N830 is at score of 6.0 which is better than the P820 score of 5.0 and stays equal to the intel i3-330M processors score.

The Super Pi 1M test scores shows significantly improved performance. The Phenom II N830 processor took 43 seconds to calculate the value of the super Pi ( till 1 million place) – the corresponding score for the Phenom II P820 processor was found to be 37. The Phenom II N830 however, performs somewhat slower as compared to the intel processor at similar frequency for single thread operation. The 2.13 GHz Intel i3-330 M took just 21 sec for the 1M super pi calculation.

The phenom ii N830 also provide virtualization which is helpful if you are planning to use multiple operating systems and wish to switch between the operating system on the go.

The Phenom II N830 X3 Triple Core Processor in the big brother of the AMD Phenom II P820 X3 triple core Processor. The Phenom II N830 bumps up the core frequency to 2.1 GHz as compared to the 1.8 GHz for the Phenom II P820. Both the processors are triple core processors and give some serious competition to the dual core intel i3 and i5 series of the processors.

Many of the recently launched notebooks like ASUS K72DR-A1 and HP Pavilion DV7-4060us are equipped with the Phenom II N830 X3 Triple Core Processor .

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  1. August 26th, 2010 at 05:33 | #1

    Thanks, plan on getting a N830 next month and only found another review on this cpu on technologg, which was barely helpful.

  2. Josh
    September 12th, 2010 at 13:32 | #2

    Actually, the i5 core has a cpu point score 3 times higher than this core.
    i3 and i5 beat it out by a lot….

  3. james
    October 26th, 2010 at 11:56 | #3

    I resently purchase AMD Phenom II N830 X3 Triple Core Processor its a laptop, so far working very well internet surfing prety fast too,as many of them say its getting heatup faster, not at all, i have been using intel for last 6 years my openion is new AMD prosessor is performing prety well, dosnt get heatup though I keep my laptop on 24-7 this is a serious competitor to intel new i5, apart from batery consumption is slightly more than intel.

  4. Nico
    February 12th, 2011 at 09:30 | #4

    Yo creo que claramente es más rápido un i5 de intel, pero este phenom es un fenómeno, porque cuesta la mitad solo consume 1 watt más y caliente muy similar al i3, cuando uno usa la notebook en usos cotidianos. Los tests son realizados en situaciones extremas que pocas veces un usuario normal lo expone a dichas condiciones. Uno tiene que tener en mente todo esto al comprar, porque en general los AMD viene con placas ATI dedicadas y eso es mejor a tener un i3 o i5 más rápido, pero con placas de video onboard.

  5. praveen
    March 29th, 2011 at 05:58 | #5

    its a very gud, very fast, n grapic wise it realy for installing 3d softwares lik 3ds max, maya etc…..

  6. Jean Charles
    April 4th, 2011 at 21:43 | #6

    Supongo que es una buena opcion teniendo en cuenta que por lo general viene con una ati dedicada que es tremendamente mas potente que el asqueroso intel GMA con el que vienen varios i5 e i3, esa es la gran ventaja de amd, sus plataformas tienen buen rendimiento general contra el gran desbalance de intel video-cpu.

  7. Ravi B.
    May 26th, 2011 at 00:55 | #7

    I recently purchased the Acer Aspire 5552G…it has AMD Phenom II X3 N830 processor…it is far ahead than core i-3 380 in terms of performance….specially when it come to graphics…its amazing..it can easily handle havy loads of graphics..games..video..etc..And it costs less than core i-3. I give 4.5 out of 5.

  8. Adam
    May 26th, 2011 at 09:09 | #8

    Which one is better ? phenom ii N830 or the Intel Core i3-350m ?

  9. Mel
    July 3rd, 2011 at 21:17 | #9

    Since 2003 I have assembled/built from components 10 desktop computers. Of the 10 only 3 have an intel processor.

  10. Ozu
    July 8th, 2011 at 03:39 | #10

    Fuck This Shit! due to tests i3 better in anyway, but logical 3cores are kinda nicer to i3 with only 2cores and stupid threads.