Intel Pentium G860 vs AMD Phenom II X3 B73

Intel Pentium G860
AMD Phenom II X3 B73

General info

Comparing Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.04
 
10.74
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Pentium (Desktop)
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Heka
Release date
15 September 2011
 
October 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$75
 
$75
Price now
$73
 
$75

Technical specs

Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
3
Number of threads
2
 
3
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
2.8 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB
 
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
258 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
504 Million
 
758 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
AM3
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
-
 
n/d
InTru 3D
-
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G860 8.60
Phenom II X3 B73 8.60

Passmark

Pentium G860 2735
Phenom II X3 B73 2735

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
2.3 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G860 and Phenom II X3 B73 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G860

Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X3 B73

3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Pentium G860 or Phenom II X3 B73?

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