CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 445 vs 6400K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X3 445 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 445

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X3 445

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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 0.5 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 2 1 more threads
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Much higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 3.72 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.16 GHz vs 3.88 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2013 vs May, 2010 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X3 445 vs A6 6400K

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 445
125,450 MB/s
A6 6400K
2,380,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X3 445  vs
A6 6400K 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Tri core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.42 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X3 445  vs
A6 6400K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB None
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.88 GHz 5.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 4.76 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8470D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 800 MHz
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