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General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD Phenom II X3
Model number  ? 720
CPU part numbers
  • HDZ720WFK3DGI is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • HDZ720WFGIBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Stepping codesAACZC AC   CACZC AC
Frequency  ? 2800 MHz
Bus speed  ? 667 MHz Memory controller
One 2000 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Clock multiplier  ? 14
Package938-pin organic micro-PGA
SocketsSocket AM2+
Socket AM3
Fan/heatsinkPBT-GF30-FR
Introduction dateFeb 9, 2009
Price at introduction$145
 
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureK10
PlatformDragon
Processor core  ? Heka
Core stepping  ? RB-C2
CPUID100F42
Manufacturing process0.045 micron SOI
Die size258mm2
Data width64 bit
The number of cores3
The number of threads3
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 3 x 64 KB 2-way associative instruction caches
3 x 64 KB 2-way associative data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 3 x 512 KB 16-way associative caches
Level 3 cache size6 MB shared 48-way associative cache
MultiprocessingUniprocessor
Features
  • MMX instructions
  • 3DNow! technology
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • AMD-V / AMD Virtualization technology
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
Low power features
  • Cool'n'Quiet 3.0
  • CoolCore Technology  ? 
  • Dual Dynamic Power Management  ? 
  • Core C1 and C1E states
  • Package S0, S1, S3, S4 and S5 states
 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphicsNone
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Channel width (bits): 72
    Supported memory: DDR2-1066, DDR3-1333
    DIMMs per channel: up to 2
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 21.3
Other peripheralsHyperTransport 3 technology
 
Electrical / Thermal parameters
V core  ? 1.15V - 1.425V
V NorthBridge1.15V - 1.3V
Maximum operating temperature  ? 55°C - 73°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 95 Watt (Socket AM2+/Socket AM3)
106.5 Watt (Socket AM2)
 
Notes on AMD Phenom II X3 720
  • The processor has unlocked clock multiplier
  • On socket AM2+/AM3 platforms in the minimum performance state the processor runs at 800 MHz / 0.85 - 1.125 Volt core voltage, and has TDP 47.2 Watt
  • On socket AM2 platforms in the minimum performance state the processor runs at 800 MHz / 1.15 Volt core voltage, and has TDP 75.9 Watt
  • The processor was discontinued at the end of 1st quarter 2010

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FAQ

Q: Can I upgrade my AMD Phenom II X3 720 CPU?
A: Probably yes. Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please check CPU-Upgrade.com website for CPU support list for your board.

Phenom II X3 720 Overclocking

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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:0F42h
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C3)  ? 
103.6%
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C2)  ? 
103.5%
Intel Core i3-550  ? 
102.1%
AMD Athlon II X3 2.8 GHz ZD282117K3216  ? 
100.3%
AMD Phenom II X3 715  ? 
100.1%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (BE)  ? 
100%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)  ? 
100%
AMD A8-5500  ? 
99.8%
AMD Athlon X4 740  ? 
99.5%
Intel Core i3-540  ? 
97.9%
AMD Athlon II X3 2.7 GHz ZD271117K3216  ? 
96.7%
AMD Athlon II X3 425  ? 
96.5%

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i3-520  ? 
105.8%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600  ? 
104%
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C3)  ? 
103.4%
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C2)  ? 
103.3%
AMD Phenom II X3 715  ? 
100.2%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (BE)  ? 
100%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)  ? 
99.9%
AMD Athlon II X3 2.8 GHz ZD282117K3216  ? 
99.7%
AMD A10-6800B  ? 
98%
AMD A10-6800K  ? 
97.9%
Intel Core i3-2120T  ? 
97.8%

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C3)  ? 
102%
AMD Athlon II X3 435 (rev. C2)  ? 
101.9%
AMD Athlon II X4 605e (rev. C3)  ? 
101.6%
AMD Phenom II X4 2.3GHz ZD230117K4D10  ? 
101.2%
AMD Phenom II X3 715  ? 
100.1%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (BE)  ? 
100%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)  ? 
99.9%
AMD Athlon II X3 2.8 GHz ZD282117K3216  ? 
98.6%
AMD Athlon X4 730  ? 
96.8%
AMD Athlon II X3 2.7 GHz ZD271117K3216  ? 
95.1%
AMD Athlon II X3 425  ? 
95%

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE  ? 
101.1%
Intel Core i3-540  ? 
101%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)  ? 
100.3%
AMD A8-3850  ? 
100.2%
AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE (rev. C3)  ? 
100.2%
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (BE)  ? 
100%
Intel Core i3-2100T  ? 
99.9%
AMD Phenom II X4 910  ? 
99.6%
AMD Phenom II X4 910e  ? 
99.4%
AMD Phenom II X4 810  ? 
98%
AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE (rev. C2)  ? 
98%

CPU ID information for the Phenom II X3 720

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Manufacturer:AMD
CPU Family:Phenom II X3
Model Number:720
Frequency:3609 MHz
Part number:
HDZ720WFK3DGI
Stepping Code:CACZC AC 0907BPMW
Comment:
Submitted by:Douglas Barr
General information
Vendor:AuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS):AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor
Cores:3
Logical processors:3
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:RB-C2
CPUID signature:100F42
Family:16 (010h)
Model: 4 (04h)
Stepping: 2 (02h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 3 x 64 KB 3 x 64 KB 3 x 512 KB 6 MB
Associativity: 2-way set
associative
2-way set
associative
16-way set
associative
48-way set
associative
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Lines per tag: 1 1 1 1
 
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
3DNow! CMOV
Extensions to 3DNow! CMPXCHG16B
SSE CMPXCHG8B
SSE2 FXSAVE/FXRSTORE
SSE3 MONITOR/MWAIT
SSE4A POPCNT
  PREFETCH/PREFETCHW
  RDTSCP
  SKINIT/STGI support
  SYSCALL/SYSRET
  SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
 
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Advanced programmable interrupt controller
  Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Software thermal control
  Support for NRIP save
  THERMTRIP
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD Phenom II X3 720 (BE)

Model Cores /
Threads
Frequency L2
cache
L3
cache
TDP Features Price  
AMD Phenom II X3 family, Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
   Phenom II X3 700e3 / 32.4 GHz1.5 MB6 MB71.3WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 705e3 / 32.5 GHz1.5 MB6 MB71WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 7103 / 32.6 GHz1.5 MB6 MB107.4WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)3 / 32.8 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 B733 / 32.8 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 720 (BE)3 / 32.8 GHz1.5 MB6 MB106.5WUnlock  
   Phenom II X3 B753 / 33 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 B75 (rev. C3)3 / 33 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 7403 / 33 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
   Phenom II X3 B773 / 33.2 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
AMD Phenom II X3 family, K10 micro-architecture, Other sockets
   Phenom II X3 7153 / 32.8 GHz1.5 MB6 MB95WUnlock >
Other families, K10 micro-architecture, Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
   Athlon II 170u1 / 12 GHz1 MB 20WUnlock >
   Sempron 1501 / 12.9 GHz1 MB 45WUnlock >
   Athlon X2 5200+ (0.045 micron)2 / 22.3 GHz1 MB 65WUnlock >
   Sempron X2 1902 / 22.5 GHz1 MB 45WUnlock >
   Athlon II X2 2802 / 23.6 GHz2 MB 65WUnlock$49>
   Phenom II X2 B602 / 23.5 GHz1 MB6 MB80WUnlock >
   Phenom II X2 570 BE2 / 23.5 GHz1 MB6 MB80WUnlock >
   Athlon II X3 4603 / 33.4 GHz1.5 MB 95WUnlock$69>
   Athlon II X4 6504 / 43.2 GHz2 MB 95WUnlock >
   Phenom II X4 9804 / 43.7 GHz2 MB6 MB125WUnlock$163>
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 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the Phenom II X3 720 (BE)
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 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (6)

Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
2009-05-07 17:39:47
Posted by: McCain

 
Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
Phenom II X3 720 BE CPU
2009-07-05 23:36:24
Posted by: gshv

The processor was manufactured in the last week on January of 2009.
Phenom II X3 720 BE CPU
The box - back view
2009-07-05 23:37:40
Posted by: gshv

 
The box - back view
The box - side view
2009-07-05 23:41:35
Posted by: gshv

Like other boxed AMD processors, the Phenom II X3 720 box has a transparent window on the left side of the box, through which you can see the CPU.
The box - side view
The box - front view
2009-07-05 23:42:12
Posted by: gshv

 
The box - front view
Phenom II X3 720 BE Box
2009-07-05 23:48:59
Posted by: gshv

Box design is similar to the design of boxed Athlon X2 Black Edition processors, except that a "Smarter choice" slogan was replaced with "The future is fusion".
Phenom II X3 720 BE Box
Comments (2)

You're welcome to post suggestions, corrections, your own personal AMD Phenom II X3 720 review, or your experience with the microprocessor. Please do not ask upgrade and troubleshooting questions, and do not start discussions.

Core Unlock

2011-08-16 18:09:45
Posted by: XXXWarspiteXXX

Unlocks to Phenom II X4 20

overclocking, core unlocking

2011-10-27 17:17:54
Posted by: mark giangiordano

I used a Gigabyte 785G board, stock hsf, to get stable -but slightly hot - 3.6 GHz. I think the chip runs hot. Enabled fourth core easily with BIOS option.

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