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Front view of AMD Athlon 850

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AMD Athlon 850

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 850 vs the A8 7600.

Front view of AMD A8 7600

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AMD A8 7600

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 0.85 GHz Around 3.8x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 0.89 GHz Around 4.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 0.85 GHz Around 4.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Athlon 850  vs A8 7600 

clock speed

Athlon 850
0.85 GHz
A8 7600
3.1 GHz

L2 cache

Athlon 850
0.5 MB
A8 7600
4 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Athlon 850
0.89 GHz
A8 7600
3.99 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Athlon 850
0.85 GHz
A8 7600
3.81 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 850  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 0.85 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit No 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 850  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 0.89 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 0.85 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 0.89 GHz 3.99 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 52.81W
AMD Athlon 850
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AMD A8 7600
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