AMD Phenom™ II Processors

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Unbeatable multi-core value with AMD Phenom™ II processors. They deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for high definition entertainment, advanced multitasking performance, and power-saving innovations for smaller, cooler machines that are energy efficient.

 Product Brief

Visual Experience

Live your life in HD. AMD Phenom™ II is for high definition entertainment, gaming, creativity, and beyond. With AMD Phenom™ II processors as the foundation, you'll enjoy a new level of responsiveness and visual intensity. AMD puts high definition computing within everyone’s reach.

Superior technologies for HD video. Enjoy a superior high definition experience for HD videos on you PC. AMD Phenom™ II processor are the powerful engine behind your fidelity, high definition video entertainment experience. Only AMD puts the Ultimate Visual Experience™ for HD video within your reach.

Enjoy entertainment beyond your media library. Get HD content online, offline, wherever you want it, however you want it. Your system can handle whatever you dish out - and serve it up on screen in full, high definition glory.*

Perfect chemistry. Combine AMD Phenom™ II processors and ATI Radeon™ HD graphics to really see the difference. Enjoy smooth video, brilliant videos and immersive games. AMD unleashes visual clarity and responsiveness for what you want to do.


Do it all. AMD Phenom™ II processors have the power to do it all. Featuring next-generation quad-core design, they crush even the most demanding tasks. So design it, render it, play it, create it, stream it, HD it.* With AMD Phenom™ II processors, if you can imagine it, you can do it.

Energy Efficient

Make a choice you can feel good about. AMD Phenom™ II processors were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Capitalizing on AMD's leadership in energy efficiency, they incorporate all of the latest technology that gives you performance when you need it and save power when you don’t.

Look for ENERGY STAR® with AMD. Thanks to AMD's power-saving innovations, you can count on machines based on AMD Phenom™ II processors for the energy efficiency you want and the performance you need.

*HD monitor required.


AMD Phenom™ II X6 Six-Core Processors

The backbone of the VISION Black technology platform, the new AMD Phenom™ II X6 six-core processors are the fastest CPUs AMD has ever created. The AMD Phenom™ II X6 six-core processors are also the world's only six-core processors for under $200*. At the heart of a VISION Black Technology platform, the AMD Phenom II X6 processor is the most advanced AMD desktop processor and features innovative AMD Turbo CORE technology to adjust to the dynamic needs of performance users.

New AMD Turbo CORE Technology

Both the AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T and 1090T come equipped with AMD's new Turbo CORE technology. AMD Turbo CORE technology is a performance boosting technology that automatically switches from six cores to three turbocharged core for applications that just need raw speed over multiple cores. While in Turbo CORE mode, the AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T shifts frequency speed from 3.2GHz on six cores, to 3.6GHz on three cores, making it the fastest processor AMD has ever created.

AMD Phenom™ II Triple and Quad-Core Processors

  • True quad-core and triple-core designed from the ground up for better communication between cores.
    • Benefit: Cores can communicate on die rather than on package for better performance

AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture

  • Helps improve system performance and efficiency by directly connecting the processors, the memory controller, and the I/O to the CPU.
  • Designed to enable simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing
  • Integrated Memory Controller
    • Benefits: Increases application performance by dramatically reducing memory latency
    • Scales memory bandwidth and performance to match compute needs
    • HyperTransport™ Technology provides up to 16.0GB/s peak bandwidth per processor—reducing I/O bottlenecks
    • Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)

AMD Balanced Smart Cache

  • Shared L3 cache (either 6MB or 4MB)
  • 512K L2 cache per core
    • Benefit: Shortened access times to the highly accessed data for better performance.

AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

  • 128-bit floating point unit (FPU)
  • High performance (128bit internal data path) floating point unit per core.
    • Benefit: Larger data paths and quicker floating point calculations for better performance.

HyperTransport™ Technology

  • One 16-bit link at up to 4000MT/s
  • Up to 8.0GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth; Up to 16GB/s in HyperTransport Generation 3.0 mode
  • Up to 37GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)
    • Benefit: Quick access times to system I/O for better performance.

Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology

  • A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller
  • Supports PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066); PC2-6400 (DDR2-800), PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) or PC2-3200 (DDR2-400) SDRAM unbuffered DIMMs – AM2+
  • Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500(DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) – AM3
  • Up to 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR2 and up to 21GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3
    • Benefit: Quick access to system memory for better performance.

AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology With Rapid Virtualization Indexing

  • Silicon feature-set enhancements designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized applications with direct and rapid access to their allocated memory.
    • Benefit: Helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems

AMD PowerNow!™ Technology (Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology)

  • Enhanced power management features which automatically and instantaneously adjusts performance states and features based on processor performance requirements
  • For quieter operation and reduced power requirements
    • Benefit: Enables cooler and quieter platform designs by providing extremely efficient performance and energy usage.

AMD CoolCore™ Technology

  • Reduces processor energy consumption by turning off unused parts of the processor. For example, the memory controller can turn off the write logic when reading from memory, helping reduce system power.
  • Works automatically without the need for drivers or BIOS enablement.
  • Power can be switched on or off within a single clock cycle, saving energy with no impact to performance.
    • Benefit: Helps users get more efficient performance by dynamically activating or turning off parts of the processor.

Dual Dynamic Power Management™

  • Enables more granular power management capabilities to reduce processor energy consumption.
  • Separate power planes for cores and memory controller, for optimum power consumption and performance, creating more opportunities for power savings within the cores and memory controller.
    • Benefit: Helps improve platform efficiency by providing on demand memory performance while still allowing for decreased system power consumption

*As of 4/27 AMD offers a six core consumer CPU at a lower price than competing four core consumer CPUs from Intel.  Intel Core i5 750 priced at $199 USD as advertised on on 4/15. AMD's SEP for the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor is $199.


Now you can create exactly what you want using a top-of-the-line AMD processor or the innovative AMD Accelerated Processor Unit (APU). Choose from the AMD FX, AMD Phenom™ II, AMD Athlon™ II, AMD Sempron™ Processors or AMD A-Series APUs when building your desktop PC.

Features & Benefits

Each AMD PIB/WOF comes with:

  • A high-performance AMD processor
  • AMD-qualified heatsink/fan with thermal interface (Not included in WOF)
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • 3-year limited warranty

AMD PIB/WOF package benefits:

  • Each PIB is bar-coded for scanning and data tracking
  • Tamper-resistant packaging to help ensure processor authenticity

Available Models:

Package AM3: X4 980, 975, 970, 965, 955, X2 565, 560

 Model Number Comparison

AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor
Model Number Frequency Total L2 Cache L3 Cache Packaging Thermal Design Power CMOS Technology
1100T* 3.3 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
1090T* 3.2 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
1075T 3.0 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
1065T 2.9 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 95W 45nm SOI
1055T 2.8 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
1045T 2.7 GHz 3MB 6MB socket AM3 95W 45nm SOI
AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor
Model Number Frequency Total L2 Cache L3 Cache Packaging Thermal Design Power CMOS Technology
980* 3.7 GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
975* 3.6 GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
970* 3.5 GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
965* 3.4 GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
955* 3.2 GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 125W 45nm SOI
850 3.3 GHz 2MB socket AM3 95W 45nm SOI
Energy Efficient AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor Product Model Comparisons
Model Number Frequency Total L2 Cache L3 Cache Packaging Thermal Design power CMOS Technology
910e 2.6GHz 2MB 6MB socket AM3 65W 45nm SOI
AMD Phenom™ II X2 Processor
Model Number Frequency Total L2 Cache Packaging Thermal Design power CMOS Technology
565* 3.4GHz 1MB socket AM3 80W 45nm SOI
560* 3.3GHz 1MB socket AM3 80W 45nm SOI
 AMD Phenom II X4 B Series Processor
Model Number Cores Clock Frequency I/O Bus Speed1 Package Profile Memory Speed Voltage Max Temp TDP Dedicated L2 Cache L3 Cache Process Technology
B9743.2GHz4.0GT/sSocket AM3DDR3-13330.80-1.425V71'C95W2645nm SOI
B9543.0GHz4.0GT/sSocket AM3DDR3-13330.80 -1.425V71'C95W2


45nm SOI



2.8GHz4.0GT/sSocket AM3DDR3-13330.80 -1.425V71'C95W2645nm SOI
*Available as Black Edition PIB ​
AMD64 Technology Yes
Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing Yes
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core 128KB (64KB + 64KB)
L2 Cache (512KB per core) 2MB or 1.5MB or 1MB
L3 Cache 6MB (shared L3)
HyperTransport™ Technology HyperTransport™ Technology up to 4000MT/s full duplex, or up to 16.0GB/s I/O Bandwidth
Integrated DDR2 Memory Controller Yes
Memory Controller Width 128-bit
Type of Memory Supported Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500(DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)
Memory Bandwidth up to 21 GB/s dual channel memory bandwidth
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth) up to 37 GB/s
Process Technology 45 nanometer, SOI (silicon-on-insulator) Technology
Packaging AM3(938-pin) organic micro PGA
Thermal Design Power 140W, 125W, 95W, 80W or 65W
Manufacturing Sites GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden, Germany