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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3400+

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Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Front view of AMD Athlon 5150

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 28.44W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 3400+ vs 5150

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
Athlon 5150
819.5 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 3400+  vs
5150 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
AM2
FS1b

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE Family
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon 64 X2 3400+  vs
5150 
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 - 70°C

power consumption

TDP 35W 25W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 0.85 pt/W 3.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 20.31W
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