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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+

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Higher Maximum operating temperature 78 °C vs 71.3 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD A8 6410

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 1,120,000 MB/s vs 48.7 MB/s Around 22998x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly 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 better performance per watt 22.75 pt/W vs 0.85 pt/W Around 26.8x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,534 vs 1,295 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 3400+ vs A8 6410

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 X2 3400+
48.7 MB/s
A8 6410
1,120,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 3400+  vs
A8 6410 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
AM2
BGA 769

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
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon 64 X2 3400+  vs
A8 6410 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 78°C Unknown - 71.3°C

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 0.85 pt/W 22.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+
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