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Front view of AMD Athlon Athlon™ 5150

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon Athlon™ 5150

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Much 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
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 52.81W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 76 °C vs 70 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 7400K

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AMD A6 7400K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Features Key features of the Athlon Athlon™ 5150  vs A6 7400K 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon Athlon™ 5150  vs
A6 7400K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600

details

Athlon Athlon™ 5150  vs
A6 7400K 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 76°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon™ R3 Radeon R5 series

power consumption

TDP 25W 65W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 20.31W 52.81W
AMD Athlon Athlon™ 5150
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AMD A6 7400K
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