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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Processor Review

ajmatson    -   May 2, 2011
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Specifications:

Model Number & Core Frequency:
X4 980 / 3.7GHz
OPN:
HDZ980FBK4DGM
L1 Cache Sizes:
64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (512KB total L1 per processor)
L2 Cache Sizes:
512KB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per processor)
L3 Cache Size:
6MB (shared)
Total Cache (L2+L3):
8MB
Memory Controller Type:
Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *
Memory Controller Speed:
Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
Types of Memory Supported:
Unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
HyperTransport 3.0 Specification:
One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth:
Up to 37.3GB/s total bandwidth [Up to 21.3 GB/s memory bandwidth (DDR3-1333) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]
Up to 33.1GB/s total bandwidth [Up to 17.1 GB/s memory bandwidth (DDR2-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]
Packaging:
Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
Fab location:
GLOBALFOUNDARIES Fab 1 module 1 in Dresden, Germany (formerly AMD Fab 36)
Process Technology:
45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
Approximate Die Size:
258mm2
Approximate Transistor count:
~758 million
Max TDP: 
125 Watts
AMD Codename:
"Deneb"
*Note:
configurable for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes

 

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 & Features
  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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