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Front view of AMD Athlon 5150

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 5150

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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 52.81W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A4 6300

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AMD A4 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 5150 vs A4 6300

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Athlon 5150
15.54 mHash/s
A4 6300
21.25 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Athlon 5150
0.36 fps
A4 6300
0.28 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Athlon 5150
1,700
A4 6300
2,313

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Athlon 5150
1,546
A4 6300
1,569

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Athlon 5150
2,477
A4 6300
2,633

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 5150
2,942
A4 6300
2,972

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A4 6300
1,913

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 5150
819.5 MB/s
A4 6300
2,090,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 5150  vs
A4 6300 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE Family
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600

details

Athlon 5150  vs
A4 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon HD 8400 Radeon™ HD 8370D
GPU clock speed 600 MHz 760 MHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 65W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.73 pt/W 6.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 52.81W
AMD Athlon 5150
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AMD A4 6300
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