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AMD Athlon II X2 221

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon II X2 221 vs the A4 5300.

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 65 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2012 Release date 9 months later

Features Key features of the Athlon II X2 221  vs A4 5300 

clock speed

A4 5300
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

A4 5300
4.49 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

A4 5300
3.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 221  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X2 221  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,178,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 723 MHz

memory controller

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