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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 245

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AMD Athlon II X2 245

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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
Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz vs 3.56 GHz Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz vs 3.79 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 215

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AMD Athlon II X2 215

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 215 vs the 245.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X2 245 vs 215

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X2 245
116,550 MB/s
Athlon II X2 215
109,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 245  vs
215 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
Is unlocked No No

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

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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Athlon II X2 245  vs
215 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.4V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.64 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz 3.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,955.2 1,923.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz 3.56 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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