AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE 3.70 GHz 19

AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE 3.70 GHz Review

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Test Systems

Test System

Intel LGA1366: ASUS P6X58D-E
Intel LGA1156: GIGABYTE H55-UD3H
Intel LGA1155: ASUS P8P67 EVO
Cooler:Scythe Katana III
2 x 2048 MB G.Skill RipjawsX F3 PC3-17066 DDR3
@ 1333 MHz 7-7-7-21

3 x 2048 MB MUSHKIN BlackLine FrostByte PC3-12800 DDR3
@ 1333 MHz 7-7-7-21 (limited to 4GB)
Graphic cardAMD Radeon HD 5850
Harddisk:Samsung F3 HD502HJ 500GB
Power Supply:CORSAIR TX 650 W
Software:Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Drivers:Catalyst 10.11

Below you can see the entire list of programs used to test our processors. Most of the tests make good use of multithreading, but just like real-life situations, there are some tests that prefer higher clock frequencies over number of cores or size of L2/L3 cache buffer. Since Windows 7 64-bit is used from now on as base for processor benchmarks, some of benchmarks are used in 64-bit versions as well.

Benchmark Suite

  • Aida64 Extreme 1.50 - Read/Write/Copy/Latency
  • PC Mark Vantage v1.0.1 64-bit
  • 3D Mark 11 v1.0.1 Performance preset (Physics and Combined score)
  • wPrime v2.04 1024M
  • SuperPI 1M
  • I'm Too Audio Encoder v6.1.2 - FLAC to LAME MP3 320kbs
  • dBpoweramp R14 - FLAC to LAME MP3 320kbs
  • Windows Media Player 12 -Audio CD to MP3 320kbs
  • x264 benchmark HD V3.0
  • Im Too HD Video Converter 6 - 1080p trailer encode via Matroska profile
  • AVS Video Converter 7.1 - 1080p trailer encode via Video for Facebook profile
  • Photoshop CS5 64bit Retouch Artists Speed Test
  • Cinebench R11 64-bit
  • POV Ray 3.7b 64-bit
  • 7zip v9.20 64-bit - 32 MB mutithreading
  • WinRAR Benchmark v4.0 64-bit
  • Real life compression ~ 1 GB folder (139 files)
  • TrueCrypt - 100 MB encryption/decryption benchmark
  • Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising
  • Formula 1 2010
  • Mafia II
  • Metro 2033
  • Prime95 (Small FTT-s) for maximum heat and power consumption


In the table below you can review detailed specifications of AMD Phenom II X4 980 and other models that will show up later in the performance graphs.

Intel ProcessorsCore i5 650Core i5 680Core i5 750Core i5 760Core i7 875KCore i7 950Core i3 2120Core i5 2500K
Number of coresDualDualQuadQuadQuadQuadDualQuad
Core codenameClarkdaleClarkdaleLynnfieldLynnfieldLynnfield BloomfieldSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
SocketLGA 1156LGA 1156LGA 1156LGA 1156LGA 1156LGA 1366LGA 1155LGA 1155
Core speed3200 MHz3600 MHz2660 MHz2800 MHz2933 MHz3066 MHz3300 MHz3300 MHz
Turbo Boost3466 MHz3866 MHz3200 MHz3333 MHz3600 MHz3333 MHz-3700 MHz
L2 Cache256 KB/core256 KB/core256 KB/core256 KB/core256 KB/core256 KB/core256 KB/core256 KB/core
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB8 MB8 MB8 MB8 MB3 MB6 MB
Process Node32/45 nm32/45 nm45 nm45 nm45 nm45 nm32 nm32 nm
Core die size81 + 114 mm²81 + 114 mm²296 mm²296 mm²296 mm²263 mm²131 mm²216 mm²
TDP73 W73 W95 W95 W95 W130 W65 W95 W
Integrated graphicsIntel HD GraphicsIntel HD Graphics----Intel HD 2000Intel HD 3000
Price$ 189$ 216$ 196$ 210$ 342$ 270$ 150$ 224

AMD ProcessorsPhenom II
X4 970 BE
Phenom II
X4 975 BE
Phenom II
X4 980 BE
Phenom II
X6 1055T
Phenom II
X6 1075T
Phenom II
X6 1090T
Phenom II
X6 1100T
Number of coresQuadQuadQuadHexaHexaHexaHexa
Core codenameDenebDenebDenebThubanThubanThubanThuban
Core speed3500 MHz3600 MHz3700 MHz2800 MHz3000 MHz3200 MHz3300 MHz
Turbo Core---3300 MHz3500 MHz3600 MHz3700 MHz
L2 Cache512 KB/core512 KB/core512 KB/core512 KB/core512 KB/core512 KB/core512 KB/core
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB6 MB6 MB6 MB6 MB6 MB
Process Node45 nm45 nm45 nm45 nm45 nm45 nm45 nm
Core die size258 mm²258 mm²258 mm²346 mm²346 mm²346 mm²346 mm²
TDP125 W125 W125 W125 W125 W125 W125 W
Price$ 155$ 175$ 185$ 165$ 181$ 185$ 205
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