AMD Phenom X3 8750
AMD have released the revolutionary
triple-core processor with three models available that include the AMD
Phenom X3 8450, X3 8650 and X3 8750 (this review) which supports the latest B3 stepping
technology. Like the QUAD core Phenom processors, the triple core
processors incorporates three cores onto a single die of silicon,
ensuring the best for multimedia, multitasking and gaming.
||AMD Phenom™ X3 Triple-Core
Mode 32 Bit
Mode 64 Bit
In relation to
the AMD Phenom X3 8750 processor, it runs at a whopping 2.4Ghz and is
manufactured with 65nm Silicon on Insulator process technology. Best of
all, this processor has been designed to be energy efficient which still
allows for high-end performance but with controlled energy dispersion.
Add in 3MB of combined L2 and L3 cache, the AMD Phenom X3 8750 is no
slouch when it comes to power.
We tested the processor with Sandra WI SP2
Memory Bandwidth benchmarking and discovered some startling results that
performed also as well the AMD Phenom 9850 and better than the Intel
QX9770 in this aspect proving that the CPU has the ability to move large
amounts of information around in flawless perfection.
Sandra XII SP1 Memory Bandwidth
|AMD Phenom 9850
|AMD Phenom 8750
In regards to real world software such as
Windows XP, CS3 Photoshop and Microsoft Office 2008, the CPU performed
well, however was not as powerful as the Intel based CPU's but in
regards to multitasking, it performed exceptionally well, given the cost
and power of the higher end Intel processors.
Gaming is a real test
for a CPU, considering the power that it uses to create vast gaming
worlds as its renders graphics, calculates artificial intelligence and a
wide gamut of other options, it can sometimes be considered a definitive
test for the CPU.
We tested the game with Crysis and medium resolution
and detail which produced an exceptional 30 frames per second which is
quite impressive for this game that struggles on even the high end Intel
systems. Crysis is a first person shooter that requires a
considerable amount of CPU and graphic processing power and to be able
to run the game at this speed is a true test for this processor.
BioShock performed equally well as did World of Warcraft.
In conclusion, the AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple Core Processor worked quite
with a variety of applications and games with no issues whatsoever. As
developers continue their support of multiple cored processors such as
dual, quad or triple core, these are definitely the CPU's of the future
that not only improve performance, they reduce energy consumption and
allow the user access to a greater number of software opportunities.
of the best aspects of the X3 8750 is the ability to install the CPU
into almost all AM2 boards without any hassles whatsoever which is a
huge advantaged over Intel which require new motherboards. With the
inclusion of B3 stepping, this processor produces quite a few benefits
to the user with a stable operating system and decent performance.
Industry's First True Triple-Core x86
AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture
improve system performance and
efficiency by directly connecting the
memory controller and I/O to the CPU.
Designed to enable simultaneous 32- and
Integrated DDR2 Memory Controller
Increases application performance by
reducing memory latency
memory bandwidth and performance to
match compute needs
HyperTransport™ Technology provides up
to 16.0GB/s peak bandwidth per processor
— reducing I/O bottlenecks
33.1GB/s total delivered
(HyperTransport bus + memory bus)
Balanced Smart Cache
addition to the 512K L2 cache per core,
up to 2MB of L3 cache shared by up to 3
Benefit: Shortened access times to
highly accessed data for better
Wide Floating Point Accelerator
floating point unit (FPU)
performance (128bit internal data path)
floating point unit per core.
Benefit: Larger data paths for quicker
floating point calculations and better
16-bit link up to 3600MT/s
Up to 8
.0 GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth;
Up to 16.0GB/s in HyperTransport
Generation 3.0 mode
33.1GB/s total delivered
(HyperTransport bus + memory bus)
Benefit: Quick access times to system
resources for better performance.
Integrated DDR2 DRAM Controller with AMD
Memory Optimizer Technology
high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated
DDR2 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
for 64-bit DDR2 SDRAM memory
17.1GB/s memory bandwidth
Benefit: Quick access to system memory
for better performance.
Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) With Rapid
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.
Cool'n'Quiet™ 2.0 Technology
Enhanced power management features which
automatically and instantaneously
adjusts performance states and features
based on processor performance
quieter operation and reduced power
Benefit: Enables platform designs
providing less heat and noise efficient
performance and energy usage.
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.
automatically without the need for
drivers or BIOS enablement.
can be switched on or off within a
single clock cycle, saving energy
without compromised performance.
Benefit: Helps users get more efficient
performance by dynamically activating or
turning off parts of the processor.
Dynamic Power Management™
more granular power management
capabilities to reduce processor energy
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.