AMD Phenom™ II Processor Competitive Comparison


AMD Phenom™ II Processors

Intel Core 2 Quad


socket AM3

Socket LGA 775


Dual, Triple, Quad, Six

Dual, Quad

Process Technology

45 nanometer, SOI (silicon on insulator)

45 nanometer

64-bit Instruction Set Support

Yes, AMD64 Technology

Yes, EM64T

Enhanced Virus Protection**


Yes, Execute Disable Bit

System Bus Technology

HyperTransport™ Technology up to 4000MT/s full duplex, or up to 16GB/s I/O Bandwidth

Front Side Bus up to 1333 MHz, Half duplex

Integrated Memory Controller

Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500(DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)

No, Discrete logic device on motherboard

Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth

HyperTransport Technology: up to 4000MT/s full duplex, or up to 16GB/s I/O Bandwidth

Memory bandwidth: up to 21 GB/s dual channel memory bandwidth

Total: up to 37 GB/s

Total FSB: up to 10.7 GB/s

3D & Multimedia instructions

3DNow!™ technology, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a


Chipset support

ATI Radeon™ Series chipsets

NVIDIA: Nforce Series chipsets

Intel 3-Series express Chipsets

NVIDIA: Nforce Series chipsets

Total Designed Power (TDP)

140W, 125W, 95W, 80W and 65W

130W and 95W