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Front view of AMD Athlon 3500+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 3500+

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 54.44W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 55 °C vs 49 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 58.69 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 16.14 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 3200+

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AMD Athlon 3200+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3200+ vs the 3500+.

Features Key features of the Athlon 3500+  vs 3200+ 

clock speed

Athlon 3500+
2.2 GHz
Athlon 3200+
2 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 3500+  vs
3200+ 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
AM2
939
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 67W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 16.14 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 58.69 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 54.44W

details

Athlon 3500+  vs
3200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 49°C

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
AMD Athlon 3500+
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AMD Athlon 3200+
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