AMD Phenom X4 9600B: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Phenom X4 9600B
AMD Phenom X4 9600B
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Year of release 2008
Performance 1.92
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AMD Phenom X4 9600B
AMD Phenom X4 9600B AMD Phenom X4 9600B


AMD started AMD Phenom X4 9600B sales on April 2008. This is Agena architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM2+ processor with a TDP of 95 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 X4 9600B processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1777
Value for money5.65
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAgena
Release dateApril 2008 (13 years ago)
Price now$19.95 of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
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)
Boost clock speed2.3 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache2 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography65 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size285 mm2
Number of transistors450 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Phenom X4 9600B 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 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

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 X4 9600B. 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 X4 9600B 1.92
  • 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.

Phenom X4 9600B 1687

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Phenom X4 9600B 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 X4 9600B performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Phenom X4 9600B from Intel is Pentium G2100T, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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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 X4 9650 Phenom X4 9650
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Athlon II X3 440
Intel Core i3-2100T Core i3 2100T
Intel Core i3-560 Core i3 560
AMD Phenom II X4 810 Phenom II X4 810
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Core 2 Quad Q8200

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