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Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 415e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X3 415e

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More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer May, 2010 vs Jul, 2009 Release date 9 months later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 245

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AMD Athlon II X2 245

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core More than 3x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz vs 3.25 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X3 415e vs X2 245

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 X3 415e
101.05 MB/s
Athlon II X2 245
116,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X3 415e  vs
X2 245 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Tri 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 45W 65W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X3 415e  vs
X2 245 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.17 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.25 GHz 3.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz 3.64 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

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
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