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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition Phenom II X4 B65
Cyberpunk 2077 185% 61%
Red Dead Redemption 2 236% 90%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 43%
Halo: Reach 39% 22%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 265% 106%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 149% 41%
FIFA 20 140% 36%
Doom Eternal 176% 56%
Grand Theft Auto VI 357% 158%
Need For Speed Heat 184% 60%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Phenom II X4 B65 is massively better than the AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Phenom II X4 was released less than a year after the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Phenom II X4 has 1 more core than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core. With 4 cores, the Phenom II X4 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

The Phenom II X4 has 1 more threads than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Phenom 8750 Triple-Core and Phenom II X4 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Phenom II X4 has a 1 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Phenom II X4 is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Phenom II X4 has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core, but on the other hand, it is the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core that has a 2042 MB bigger L3 cache than the Phenom II X4. In this case, the L2 size is probably what counts, so the Phenom II X4 is likely superior in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

Both the Phenom 8750 Triple-Core and the Phenom II X4 have the same TDP of 95 Watts, but the Phenom II X4 has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameTolimanDeneb
MoBo SocketSocket AM2+Socket AM2+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date08 Sep 200807 Dec 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores3vs4
CPU Threads3vs4
Clock Speed2.4 GHzvs3.4 GHz
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Max TDP95 Wvs95 W
Lithography65 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature71°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs512 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs2048 KB
L3 Cache Size2048 MBvs6 MB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPhenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition is a performance processor based on the 65nm, K10 architecture.

It offers 3 Physical Cores (3 Logical), clocked at 2.4GHz and 2MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated and the processor has unlocked multiplier, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.

It offers average performance. This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications.
Phenom II X4 B65 is an unlocked Phenom II X2 565.

It should offer similar performance to a Phenom II X4 B99.

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