CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2800+ vs 5300 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A4 5300 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A4 5300  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon 2800+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 2800+

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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AMD A4 5300

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2004 Release date over 8 years later
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,267 vs 528 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz vs 2.57 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 2,005 vs 447 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 7.52 pt/W vs 0.53 pt/W More than 14.2x better performance per watt
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 2800+ vs A4 5300

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 5300
2,715

GeekBench

Athlon 2800+
1,241
A4 5300
2,715

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A4 5300
2,005

PassMark (Single Core)

A4 5300
1,267

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 2800+  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 89W 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.53 pt/W 7.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 52.81W

details

Athlon 2800+  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 5
Overclocked clock speed 2.57 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.57 GHz 4.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 723 MHz
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