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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 64 X2 2500+ vs the A8 7600.

Front view of AMD A8 7600

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 5,126 vs 355 Around 14.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,541 vs 543 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 2.31 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 1.83 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 2500+ vs A8 7600

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 2500+  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

Athlon 64 X2 2500+  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.31 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.83 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.31 GHz 3.99 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 52.81W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2500+
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