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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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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 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 2 GHz 70% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 1,999 vs 448 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,252 vs 573 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,715 vs 770 More than 3.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 2.69 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 7.32 pt/W vs 0.34 pt/W Around 21.2x better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.87 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 3200+ vs A4 5300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 3200+
52.6 MB/s
A4 5300
2,030,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

A4 5300
2,715

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 3200+  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes 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

details

Athlon 64 3200+  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3 5
Overclocked clock speed 2.69 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz 4.49 GHz

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 0.34 pt/W 7.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 52.81W
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