AMD Phenom II X2 X640 BE: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2011
Performance 10.15

Summary

AMD started AMD Phenom II X2 X640 BE sales 12 May 2011. This is Champlain architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is S1 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

10.15%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Phenom II X2 X640 BE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating564
Market segmentLaptop
Series2x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)
Release date12 May 2011 (11 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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads2
Boost clock speed3.2 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache256 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X2 X640 BE 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.

SocketS1
Thermal design power (TDP)45 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X2 X640 BE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsMMX, 3DNow!, SSE1-3A, AMD64, Enhanced Virus Protection, Virtualization, DDR3 Memory Controller
VirusProtect+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X2 X640 BE's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom II X2 X640 BE. 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 X2 X640 BE 10.15
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-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 X640 BE 2839

3DMark06 CPU

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 X640 BE 2684

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

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 X640 BE 5439

Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom II X2 X640 BE performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X2 X640 BE by Intel is Core i5-11300H, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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