CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2800+ vs 5300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

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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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Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A4 5300

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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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2004 Release date over 8 years later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,267 vs 528 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per dollar 14.97 pt/$ vs 7.16 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz vs 2.37 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 2,017 vs 447 More than 4.5x better PassMark score
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 5.71 pt/W vs 1.21 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
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
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 2,715 vs 682 Around 4x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.13 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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)

A4 5300
2,715

GeekBench

Athlon 2800+
1,241
A4 5300
2,715

Passmark

A4 5300
2,017

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 1.21 pt/W 5.71 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 2.37 GHz 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.37 GHz 4.35 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
AMD Athlon 2800+
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