AMD Phenom II X2 N620 vs Phenom II X4 N970

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AMD Phenom II X2 N620
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AMD Phenom II X4 N970
AMD Phenom II X4 N970
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General info

Comparing Phenom II X2 N620 and Phenom II X4 N970 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating557466
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Series2x AMD Phenom II4x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)Champlain (2010−2011)
Release date12 May 2010 (12 years ago)16 December 2010 (11 years ago)

Technical specs

Phenom II X2 N620 and Phenom II X4 N970 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)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads24
Boost clock speed2.8 GHz2.2 GHz
Bus support3600 MHz3600 MHz
L1 cache256 KBno data
L2 cache2 MBno data
Chip lithography45 nmno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X2 N620 and Phenom II X4 N970 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.

SocketS1no data
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X2 N620 and Phenom II X4 N970. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsDDR3 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0, SSE4A, AMD64, Enhanced Virus Protection, Vurtualizationno data
VirusProtect+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Phenom II X2 N620 and Phenom II X4 N970. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3no data

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.

Phenom II X2 N620 12.17
Phenom II X4 N970 14.06
+15.5%
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-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.

Phenom II X2 N620 2503
+34.5%
Phenom II X4 N970 1861

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.

Phenom II X2 N620 2282
Phenom II X4 N970 3043
+33.3%

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Phenom II X2 N620 26.93
Phenom II X4 N970 17.8
+51.3%

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.

Phenom II X2 N620 4810
Phenom II X4 N970 6811
+41.6%
Phenom II X2 N620 351
+33.5%
Phenom II X4 N970 263
Phenom II X2 N620 638
Phenom II X4 N970 923
+44.7%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 12.17 14.06
Novelty 12 May 2010 16 December 2010
Boost clock speed 2800 2200

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

AMD Phenom II X4 N970
AMD Phenom II X4 N970


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Competitors of Phenom II X2 N620 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X2 N620 from Intel is Core i7-1265U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Phenom II X4 N970 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X4 N970 from Intel is Core i9-9980HK, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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