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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 225

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AMD Athlon II X2 225

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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 215

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AMD Athlon II X2 215

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Much better performance per watt 1.62 pt/W vs 0.96 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 225 vs 215

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 225  vs
215 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon II X2 225  vs
215 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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 0.96 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Athlon II X2 225
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AMD Athlon II X2 215
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