AMD Phenom II X4 850: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom II X4 850
AMD Phenom II X4 850
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Year of release 2011
Performance 2.72


AMD started AMD Phenom II X4 850 sales 1 June 2011 at a recommended price of $111. This is a Propus architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.3 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-13950HX.

Intel Core i9-13950HX Core i9 13950HX

General info

Phenom II X4 850 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2234
Value for money2.32
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenamePropus (2009−2011)
Release date1 June 2011
(11 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$111of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$89 (0.8x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

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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 cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.3 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size169 mm2
Number of transistors300 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7845HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Phenom II X4 850 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Phenom II X4 850's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-13950HX)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Phenom II X4 850. 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 X4 850 2.72
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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%

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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 X4 850 404

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 X4 850 1375

Is Phenom II X4 850 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Phenom II X4 850 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD A8-3870K 100.74
AMD A10-6700T 100.37
AMD Phenom II X4 850 100

Phenom II X4 850 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X4 850 from Intel is Core i3-3240, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i3-3240 Core i3 3240

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Similar processors

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

AMD Phenom II X4 840T Phenom II X4 840T
Intel Core i3-3245 Core i3 3245
Intel Core i3-3240 Core i3 3240
AMD A8-3870K A8 3870K
AMD Athlon II X4 645 Athlon II X4 645
AMD Athlon II X4 641 Athlon II X4 641

Best GPUs for Phenom II X4 850

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