AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition
AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition
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Year of release 2009
Performance 3.46


AMD started AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition sales on June 2009. This is Deneb architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 125 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Of Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1466
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameDeneb (2009−2011)
Release dateJune 2009 (13 years ago)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Boost clock speed2 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size258 mm2
Number of transistors758 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition. Overall benchmark performance 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.

Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition 3.46
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Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition 3489

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Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition 100
AMD A8-7680 99.71

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition from Intel is Core i3-4160, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i3-4160 Core i3 4160

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition:

AMD Phenom II 42 TWKR Black Edition 100

Similar processors

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