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Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 B30

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X2 B30

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 B26

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AMD Athlon II X2 B26

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Features Key features of the Athlon II X2 B30  vs B26 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X2 B30  vs
B26 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Athlon II X2 B30  vs
B26 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.6 GHz 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz 4 GHz

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
AMD Athlon II X2 B30
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