AMD Phenom II X3 N850: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom II X3 N850
AMD Phenom II X3 N850
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Year of release 2010
Performance 12.44
Processor Technical data and tests
AMD Phenom II X3 N850
AMD Phenom II X3 N850 AMD Phenom II X3 N850


AMD started AMD Phenom II X3 N850 sales 4 October 2010. This is Champlain architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 3 cores and 3 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is S1 (S1g4) processor with a TDP of 35 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Phenom II X3 N850 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating465
Value for money (0-100)49.04
Market segmentLaptop
Series3x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain
Release date4 October 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now$14.89 of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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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 cores3 (Tri-Core)
Boost clock speed2.2 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache384 KBof 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache1.5 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Phenom II X3 N850 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 (S1g4)
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X3 N850. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions86x MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE(1,2,3,4A),-64, AMD-V, DDR3-1333 memory controller

Virtualization technologies

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


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom II X3 N850. 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 X3 N850 12.44
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit 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 X3 N850 1922

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 X3 N850 2584

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 X3 N850 5169

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Phenom II X3 N850 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom II X3 N850 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X3 N850 from Intel is Core i7-1185G7, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i7-1185G7 Core i7 1185G7

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