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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 FX 70

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 64 FX 70

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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
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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AMD A4 5300

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 2.99 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 63 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Nov, 2006 Release date over 5 years later

Features Key features of the Athlon 64 FX 70  vs A4 5300 

clock speed

Athlon 64 FX 70
2.6 GHz
A4 5300
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Athlon 64 FX 70
2.99 GHz
A4 5300
4.49 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Athlon 64 FX 70
2.6 GHz
A4 5300
3.4 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 FX 70  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual 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
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon 64 FX 70  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.99 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.99 GHz 4.49 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 65W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W
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