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AMD Phenom II X4 975 & 840 Review

ajmatson    -   January 3, 2011
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Specifications:

Model Number:
Phenom II X4 840 (HDX840WFK42GM)
Phenom II X4 975 (HDZ975FBK4DGM)
Clock Frequency:
3.2GHz
3.6GHz
Max TDP:
95 Watts
125 Watts
Cache Size:
L1 Cache 64K (each for Instruction + Data)
L2 Cache: 512KB per core (2MB Total)
L1 Cache 64K (each for Instruction + Data)
L2 Cache: 512KB per core (2MB Total)
L3 Cache: 6MB Shared L3
Process Technology:
45-nanometer SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
45-nanometer SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
HyperTransport Technology Links:
One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
Memory:
Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller with speeds: Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller with speeds: Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Types of Memory:
support unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
support unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
Die Size:
169mm2
248mm2
Packaging:
Socket AM3 - 938-pin organic micro Pin Grid Array (micro-PGA) (Backwards compatable with AM2+ 940-pin)
Socket AM3 - 938-pin organic micro Pin Grid Array (micro-PGA) (Backwards compatable with AM2+ 940-pin)

 

Features:

  • True multi-core processing enables better multitasking so users can run more applications and do more in less time.
  • Direct Connect Architecture delivers leading-edge PC system performance.
  • Integrated memory controller supporting DDR2 and DDR3 memory.
  • HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology provides incredible system agility for improved 3D graphics performance.
  • AMD Balanced Smart Cache supports a better multi-tasking and multi-threaded experience.
  • AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator  to improve digital media and 3D gaming experiences.
  • AMD Memory Optimizer Technology helps improve performance of multi-threaded software.
  • AMD Digital Media Xpress™ 2.0 delivers sharper and more life-like 3D graphics.
  • AMD Virtualization™ with Rapid Virtualization Indexing  with Rapid Virtualization Indexing  with Rapid Virtualization Indexing  with Rapid Virtualization Indexing helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently.
  • Cool  ‘n’ Quiet™ 3.0 technology enables cooler and quieter platform designs by providing extremely efficient performance and energy usage.

 

All information courtsey of Advanced Micro Devices.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications
  3. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Bibble 5
  5. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, Geekbench
  6. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2010
  7. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  8. Testing: Far Cry 2
  9. Testing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  10. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  11. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  12. Conclusion
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