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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3000+

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Much lower typical power consumption 16.25W vs 52.81W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.82 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 17.52 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A4 3300

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AMD A4 3300

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Much higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Athlon 64 X2 3000+  vs A4 3300 

clock speed

A4 3300
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

A4 3300
3.32 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

A4 3300
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 3000+  vs
A4 3300 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!

details

Athlon 64 X2 3000+  vs
A4 3300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 3.32 GHz

power consumption

TDP 20W 65W
Annual home energy cost 4.82 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 17.52 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 16.25W 52.81W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3000+
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