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Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 425e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X3 425e

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Much more l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
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, 2011 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 215

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AMD Athlon II X2 215

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Much more l3 cache 0.5 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X3 425e vs X2 215

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X3 425e  vs
X2 215 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.7 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 2.03 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X3 425e  vs
X2 215 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 2
L2 cache 1.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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
AMD Athlon II X3 425e
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