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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 220

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AMD Athlon II X2 220

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Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.88 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5400B

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AMD A6 5400B

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2010 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 220 vs A6 5400B

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400B
2,867.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A6 5400B
1,864.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 220
112,300 MB/s
A6 5400B
2,030 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 220  vs
A6 5400B 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.67 pt/W 1.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X2 220  vs
A6 5400B 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.9 - 1.4V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.88 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 3.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7540D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz
AMD Athlon II X2 220
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