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AMD Phenom X3 8550 vs Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×AMD Phenom X3 8550×Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz+ ADD
Price$169.951$385
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Socket TypeAM2/AM2+LGA1156
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed2.2 GHz3.1 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores3 (Threads: 3)2 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP95W73W
Yearly Running Cost$17.34$13.32
First Seen on ChartQ2 2009Q1 2010
# of Samples721379
Cross-Platform Rating04412
Single Thread Rating8471274
CPU Mark12121502
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CPU Mark Rating
As of 23rd of January 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
AMD Phenom X3 8550
1,212
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,502
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 23rd of January 2021 - Higher results represent better value
AMD Phenom X3 8550
7.13
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
3.90
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 23rd of January 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
AMD Phenom X3 8550
847
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,274

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
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Max TDP95W73W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.