AMD Phenom II X3 P820 vs Athlon X2 QL-66

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AMD Athlon X2 QL-66
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Games supported 84%

General info

Comparing Athlon X2 QL-66 and Phenom II X3 P820 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating26571102
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Series2x AMD Athlon3x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameLion (2008−2009)Champlain (2010−2011)
Release date1 September 2009
(13 years old)
12 May 2010
(12 years old)
Current price$5.99 no data

Technical specs

Athlon X2 QL-66 and Phenom II X3 P820 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)3 (Tri-Core)
Threads23
Boost clock speed2.2 GHz1.8 GHz
Bus support3600 MHz3600 MHz
L1 cache256 KB384 KB
L2 cache1 MB1.5 MB
Chip lithography65 nm45 nm
Maximum core temperature100 °Cno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--

Compatibility

Information on Athlon X2 QL-66 and Phenom II X3 P820 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

SocketS1g2S1
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt25 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon X2 QL-66 and Phenom II X3 P820. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, PowerNow!, AMD Virtualizationintegrated DDR3 Memory Controller, Virtualization, AMD64, Advanced Virus Protection, SSE(1,2,3,4a)
PowerNow+no data
VirusProtectno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon X2 QL-66 and Phenom II X3 P820 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Athlon X2 QL-66 and Phenom II X3 P820. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR3

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon X2 QL-66 0.52
Phenom II X3 P820 5.13
+887%
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Athlon X2 QL-66 1695
+8.7%
Phenom II X3 P820 1560

Athlon X2 QL-66 outperforms Phenom II X3 P820 by 9% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Athlon X2 QL-66 3320
Phenom II X3 P820 4169
+25.6%

Phenom II X3 P820 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-66 by 26% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Athlon X2 QL-66 1520
Phenom II X3 P820 2043
+34.4%

Phenom II X3 P820 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-66 by 34% in 3DMark06 CPU.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 0.52 5.13
Recency 1 September 2009 12 May 2010
Boost clock speed 2200 1800
Chip lithography 65 nm 45 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 35 Watt 25 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Phenom II X3 P820
Phenom II X3 P820


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Competitors of Athlon X2 QL-66 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X2 QL-66 by Intel is Pentium T3400, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Phenom II X3 P820 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X3 P820 from Intel is Core i7-4870HQ, which is faster by 1% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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