AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD FX-8320E

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AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-8320E
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD FX-8320E

CPU comparison

AMD Phenom II X4 965 or AMD FX-8320E - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Phenom II X4 965 was released in Q3/2009.

The AMD FX-8320E has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD FX-8320E was released in Q3/2014.
AMD Phenom II (52) Family AMD FX (30)
AMD Phenom II - 800/900 (23) CPU group AMD FX-8000 (11)
4 Generation 2
Deneb (K10) Architecture Vishera (Bulldozer)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 3.40 GHz while the AMD FX-8320E has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD FX-8320E is at 3.20 GHz (4.00 GHz).

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
4 Cores 8
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 or AMD FX-8320E has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 can use up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The AMD FX-8320E supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 29.9 GB/s.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.9 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Phenom II X4 965 is 140 W, while the AMD FX-8320E has a TDP of 95 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
140 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 is manufactured in 45 nm and has 6.00 MB cache. The AMD FX-8320E is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Characteristic AMD FX-8320E
45 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE3, SSE4a ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
AM3 Socket AM3+
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
No AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2009 Release date Q3/2014
-- Release price 125 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (95%)
AMD FX-8320E (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (60%)
AMD FX-8320E (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
441 (88%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
500 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1486 (65%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2269 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
190 (100%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
188 (99%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
706 (71%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
999 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
4236 (53%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
7960 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
636 (51%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1235 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
89 (98%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
91 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
344 (59%)
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
584 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD FX-8320E
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