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 1.01


AMD started AMD Phenom II X3 N850 sales 4 October 2010. This is a 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. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

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

Place in performance rating2299
Market segmentLaptop
Series3x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)
Release date4 October 2010
(12 years old)
Current price$14.89 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

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 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache384 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1.5 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


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.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X3 N850's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

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 1.01
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU


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: 67%

Phenom II X3 N850 1253

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Phenom II X3 N850 1922

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Phenom II X3 N850 5169

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Phenom II X3 N850 2584

Is Phenom II X3 N850 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

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

Phenom II X3 N850 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X3 N850 by Intel is Core i3-2348M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i3-2348M Core i3 2348M

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Phenom II X3 N850:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Intel Core i3-2350M Core i3 2350M
Intel Core i3-2348M Core i3 2348M
Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3500 Celeron Dual Core T3500
Intel Core i3-3227U Core i3 3227U
Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 Pentium Dual Core T4400
Intel Core i3-2328M Core i3 2328M

Best GPUs for Phenom II X3 N850

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Phenom II X3 N850, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Phenom II X3 N850 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 66 configurations based on Phenom II X3 N850 in our database.

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