Today we will have a look at one of the AMD:s latest consumer class processors.We will put the Phenom II X3 705e cpu against last generations Phenom 9500 and see if it performs better. Let’s have a look.
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Processor Speed + Class
Processor Class: AMD Phenom X3
Processor Speed: 2.5GHz
Power consumtion: 65W TDP
Physical + Memory Specifications
Processor Socket: AMD Socket AM3
Number of Processor Cores: 3
L1 Cache Size: 512 kB
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
L3 Cache Size: 6 MB
About AM3 socket:
AMD:s newest processor socket, the AM3, is the first one in their line to support DDR3 memory. While adding a support for DDR3 memory in AM3 processors, AMD has decided not to remove DDR2 memory contoller from them. While AM2+ socket has 941 contact pins, the AM3 has only 938 thus allowing the use of AM3 processors in AM2+ sockets. Something I know that you should keep in mind when upgrading your computer. AM3 socket also adds support for 3.2GHz HyperTransport while AM2+ had only support for 2.6GHz.
AMD Phenom II X3 705e:
Unlike retail processors, our sample came in small black AMD branded box. Our unit is diffused in Germany and made in Malaysia as you can see in the picture. Our unit is made in March (week 11). There’s not much else to say about the processor itself so lets go ahead to the testing session. Phenom II X3 705e belongs to AMD:s lowpower series having TDP of 65W compared to the normal series which have TDP nearly 100W.