In the power consumption measurements, the Phenom X3 does not do as well in Cool’n’Quiet mode.
Despite the lower core voltage and one CPU core less, the Phenom X3 uses more energy in the energy saving mode than the Phenom X4 9600. The Phenom X3 also shows that the processors with B3 stepping, in this case, Cool’n’Quiet mode require more power than the older B2 versions.
With all CPU cores under full load, the Phenom X3 is able to prove its lower energy consumption properties.
The fastest Phenom X3 8750 with 2.40 GHz requires 10 watt less than the Phenom X4 9600 with 2.30 GHz and four CPU cores. The Phenom X3 does very well compared to the traditional Dual-Core Athlon 64 X2 models. It requires 5.8 watt less than the 4800+ which is clocked at the same rate and has 512 kB of cache and also one core less.
Compared to the traditional Athlon 64 X2, upgrading to a Phenom X3 is an option which is worth doing in terms of energy consumption.
- Testing the AMD Phenom X3 8750, 8650 and 8450
- Phenom X3 With Three Cores
- Overview Of All Phenom X4 And X3 Models
- Thermal Design Power
- Thermal Design Power: Phenom X3 only XX Watts
- AMD Overdrive Tool
- Prices: Phenom X3 8450 at $146
- Complete X3 System For Just $494
- Performance: Compared to 2.40 GHz
- Performance: Phenom X3 8750 Only 4% Slower Than The 6400+
- Performance: Phenom X3 8450 15% Slower
- Performance: Phenom X3 8750 Versus Core 2 Duo E6550
- Test Set-up And Components Used
- Sofware Configuration
- Benchmarks And Settings
- 3D Games: UT2004, Prey
- 3D Games: Quake 4, Warhammer
- 3D Games: Supreme Commander, Serious Sam 2
- 3D Rendering: Cinema 4D, 3D-Studio Max
- Applications: AVG, WinRAR
- Applications: Photoshop, PDF
- Applications: Deep Fritz
- Audio Encoding: iTunes, Lame
- Synthetics: Sandra CPU
- Synthetics: Sandra Memory
- Synthetics: Sandra Multimedia
- Synthetics: PC-Mark
- Synthetics: 3DMark06
- Video Encoding: Xvid, Pinnacle Studio
- Video Encoding: Premiere, Mainconcept
- Video Encoding: HDTV, DivX
- Video Encoding: CloneDVD
- Results: Phenom - Fantastic Price, But High Power Consumption In Idle Mode