Phenom II X3 P820: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Phenom II X3 P820 provides poor benchmark performance at 0.68% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started Phenom II X3 P820 sales 12 May 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 1800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is S1 processor with a TDP of 25 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Phenom II X3 P820 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2606
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
Series3x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codenameChamplain (2010−2011)
Release date12 May 2010 (14 years ago)

Detailed specifications

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 speed1.8 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support3600 MHz
L1 cache384 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1.5 MBof 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Chip lithography45 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Phenom II X3 P820 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.

Power consumption (TDP)25 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Phenom II X3 P820. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsintegrated DDR3 Memory Controller, Virtualization, AMD64, Advanced Virus Protection, SSE(1,2,3,4a)

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 P820's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom II X3 P820. Overall benchmark performance 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 P820 0.68

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 P820 1560

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 P820 4169

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 P820 2043

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Phenom II X3 P820 2

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Phenom II X3 P820's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.

A6-9220C 100
A6-1450 100
Phenom II X3 P820 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Phenom II X3 P820 is Celeron Dual-Core T1700, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 8 positions in our ranking.

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Similar processors

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Recommended GPUs

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Phenom II X3 P820 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 147 configurations using Phenom II X3 P820 in our database.

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