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AMD Athlon X4 750K vs Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

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AMD Athlon X4 750K advantages



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  • The AMD Athlon X4 750K features SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The processor supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology, that provides AES encryption acceleration. The instructions are useful if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The AMD 750K CPU includes AVX, F16C, FMA3 and XOP instructions, introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not broadly used by applications yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • This processor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD microprocessors, for that reason it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • Power consumption of the AMD 750K microprocessor is better.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE) advantages



AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)
  • In single-threaded tasks, the 965 is 8% faster.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the 965 is higher.
  • The processor performs 1% better in memory-intensive programs.
  • 3DNow! technology is supported by this microprocessor. This technology can boost performance of some old games and software. The 3DNow! set is obsolete now, and not used in modern applications.
  • The clock multiplier on the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is not locked. Therefore, the processor can be freely overclocked on most motherboards to achieve greater performance.

750K vs 965 performance comparison

The charts demonstrate performance of Athlon X4 750K and Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE) CPUs in a few different task types. The numbers in the charts are calculated from a number of benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts on this page. We also averaged the results for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and displayed them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.08
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.29
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.01
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.12
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon X4 750K       - AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for exhaustive list of benchmarks, demonstrating performance difference between 750K and 965 in various types of programs.


750K vs 965 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
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160
120
80
40
0
 
 
100W
 
125W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of 750K vs Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon X4 750K Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)
General recommendations:
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / F16C / FMA3 / XOP instructions,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Somewhat faster overall,
Can be effortlessly overclocked

Drawbacks:

Rather slow
 

Drawbacks:

Does not support some instructions,
Requires more power

Similar processors

Athlon X4 750K Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Athlon X4 750K and Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE).

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More comparisons

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Piledriver
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon X4 750K and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon X4 750KAMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon X4Phenom II X4
Basic details
Model number750K965
CPU part numberAD750KWOA44HJHDZ965FBK4DGM
Box part numberAD750KWOHJBOXHDZ965FBGMBOX
Introduction dateOctober 31, 2012November 4, 2009
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityDeneb
Platform nameVirgoDragon
MicroarchitecturePiledriverK10
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
Frequency (MHz)3400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4000 
Bus speed (MHz) 2000 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 17
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40962048
L3 cache (KB) 6144
Max temperature (°C) 55 - 62
TDP (Watt)100125
Core voltage (V) 0.825 - 1.4
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+-
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR2-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon X4 750K" or "AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD Athlon X4 750K and 965 (125W, BE) processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASROCK FM2A75 PRO4-M
2. ASROCK M3A780GXH/128M
3. MSI K9A2 PLATINUM

RAM - Memory:
1. 4GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL BALLISTIXPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
3. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon X4 750K vs 965 (125W, BE) single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    AMD Athlon X4 750K           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
85.1%222
84.5%332

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
98.6%111
98.4%222

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
91.7%111

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.9%222
85.0%111


Athlon X4 750K vs 965 (125W, BE) multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    AMD Athlon X4 750K           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.3%222
76.2%111

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.4%222
76.2%111

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
96.7%332
94.6%111

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
65.2%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.6%222
80.8%111

    AMD Athlon X4 750K           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.7%222
69.5%111

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
43.4%111

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
73.3%111

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.4%222
60.6%111


Athlon X4 750K vs 965 (125W, BE) graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD Athlon X4 750K           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
9.2%222
9.1%332

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
29.2%332
29.1%222

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
33.4%332
33.2%222


Athlon X4 750K vs 965 (125W, BE) memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    AMD Athlon X4 750K           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.2%332
82.0%111

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
96.6%332
96.0%222

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
97.1%111
96.7%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon X4 750K and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon X4Phenom II X4
Model / Processor Number750K965
Frequency3393 MHz3392 MHz
CWID version0.50.3
Part numberAD750KWOA44HJHDZ965FBK4DGM
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1311PGSCACAC AC 0939EPMW
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) X4 750K Quad Core Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
Cores4
Compute units2 
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingTN-A1RB-C3
CPUID signature610F01100F43
Family21 (015h)16 (010h)
Model16 (010h) 4 (04h)
Stepping 1 (01h) 3 (03h)
SocketFM2 
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative2-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag 1
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB4 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag 1
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag 1
L2: Size2 x 2 MB4 x 512 KB
L3: Associativity 48-way set associative
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag 1
L3: Size 6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+-
BMI1+-
Extensions to 3DNow!-+
F16C+-
FMA+-
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSE4.2+-
SSE4A+
SSSE3+-
TBM+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
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+
Lightweight profiling support+-
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+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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