AMD Phenom II X2 550 vs Phenom X3 8450e

AMD Phenom II X2 550
AMD Phenom X3 8450e

General info

Comparing Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.09
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Callisto
 
Toliman
Release date
on November 2009
 
on September 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$133
 
n/d
Price now
$50
 
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Technical specs

Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
3
Number of threads
2
 
3
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
258 mm2
 
285 mm2
Transistor count
758 million
 
450 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e 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
AM3
 
AM2+
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
65 Watt

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Phenom II X2 550 4.22
Phenom X3 8450e 4.22

Passmark

Phenom II X2 550 2023
Phenom X3 8450e 2026 +0.1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom II X2 550 and Phenom X3 8450e are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X2 550

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 65 nm)

Advantages of AMD Phenom X3 8450e

Less power hungry (65 vs 80 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Phenom II X2 550 or Phenom X3 8450e?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Phenom II X2 550 and AMD Phenom X3 8450e. The differences in performance seem too small.
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