AMD Phenom X4 9500 vs Phenom II X3 710

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Phenom II X3 710
AMD Phenom II X3 710
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Phenom X4 9500
AMD Phenom X4 9500
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Games supported 65%

General info

Comparing Phenom II X3 710 and Phenom X4 9500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking21632165
Value for money11.225.34
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameHeka (2009−2010)Agena (2007−2008)
Release dateFebruary 2009 (14 years old)November 2007 (15 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$85no data
Current price$14.89 (0.2x MSRP)$39
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Phenom II X3 710 and Phenom X4 9500 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 cores3 (Tri-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads34
Boost clock speed2.6 GHz2.2 GHz
L1 cache128 KB (per core)128 KB (per core)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)512 KB (per core)
L3 cache6 MB (shared)2 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm65 nm
Die size258 mm2285 mm2
Number of transistors758 million450 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--

Compatibility

Information on Phenom II X3 710 and Phenom X4 9500 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketAM3AM2+
Power consumption (TDP)95 Watt95 Watt

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Phenom II X3 710 and Phenom X4 9500 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Phenom II X3 710 and Phenom X4 9500. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 X3 710 1.23
Phenom X4 9500 1.23

Passmark

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 X3 710 1551
+0.1%
Phenom X4 9500 1549

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Phenom II X3 710 331
+65.5%
Phenom X4 9500 200

Phenom II X3 710 outperforms Phenom X4 9500 by 66% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Phenom II X3 710 832
+21.1%
Phenom X4 9500 687

Phenom II X3 710 outperforms Phenom X4 9500 by 21% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Boost clock speed 2600 2200
Chip lithography 45 nm 65 nm

We couldn't decide between Phenom II X3 710 and Phenom X4 9500. The differences in performance seem too small.


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