AMD Phenom II X2 N640 vs Intel Celeron 3965Y

AMD Phenom II X2 N640
Intel Celeron 3965Y

General info

Comparing Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
4.48
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
2x AMD Phenom II
 
Intel Celeron
Achitecture codename
Champlain
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
1 October 2010
 
21 April 2017
Price now
n/d
 
$107

Technical specs

Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y 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 N640 and Celeron 3965Y performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
 
1.5 GHz
Bus support
3600 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
256 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
2 MB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
S1
 
FCBGA1515
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
6 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
VirusProtect
+
 
-
vPro
n/d
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
29.8 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 850 MHz)
Max video memory
n/d
 
16 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
850 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
10

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Phenom II X2 N640 and Celeron 3965Y are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X2 N640

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)

Advantages of Intel Celeron 3965Y

1.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 April 2017 vs 1 October 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (6 vs 35 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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