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Front view of AMD Athlon 3000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 3000+

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A8 7th Gen A8-9600

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AMD A8 7th Gen A8-9600

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 70 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Features Key features of the Athlon 3000+  vs A8 7th Gen A8-9600 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 3000+  vs
A8 7th Gen A8-9600 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE
FMA4
3DNow!
AES

details

Athlon 3000+  vs
A8 7th Gen A8-9600 
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB None
Manufacture process 130 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A R7
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 900 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 72.31W N/A
AMD Athlon 3000+
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