AMD Phenom II X4 850: specs and benchmarks

AMD Phenom II X4 850

Summary

AMD started AMD Phenom II X4 850 sales 1 June 2011 at a recommended price of $111. This is 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 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.73 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.02
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Architecture codename
Propus
 
Launch date
1 June 2011 (10 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$111
 
Price now
$66 (0.6x MSRP)
 

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
4
 
Base clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.3 GHz
 
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
Chip lithography
45 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
169 mm2
 
Number of transistors
300 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

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 configuration
1
 
Socket
AM3
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
95 Watt
 

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 types
DDR3 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 5900HX)

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.

2.73

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.

2397

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Phenom II X4 850 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 86% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom II X4 850 from Intel is Celeron G4920, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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