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AMD Phenom X4 9350e - Low Cost Quad Core - Test System Setup and Everest

Quad core Phenom gets a low power, low cost option. But will it be any good compared to an X3 of the same price?

By: | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 1, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 76%Manufacturer: AMD

Test System


Motherboard: ASUS M3A32-MVP (Supplied by AMD)


Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 175.16


Today's tests will be conducted on our ASUS M3A32-MVP motherboard which uses the 790FX chipset. We will be comparing the X3 8750 and the Athlon 4850e CPUs directly with the 9350e just to see who has the better option.


We did test at both stock and overclocked speeds with the X3 running 2.6GHz, the 9350e at 2.38GHz and 4850e at just over 2.8GHz.


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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.


AMD Phenom X4 9350e


AMD Phenom X4 9350e


First off, it's into memory. The X4 and X3 both score the same at stock speeds due to the same NB/memory divider ratio.


The 4850e falls behind due to the older K8 architecture memory controller. At overclocked speeds the 9350e has a higher FSB so it manages a slightly higher bandwidth in the write test, though this is only noticed in the write test.


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