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Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 605e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon II X4 605e

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240e

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon II X2 240e vs the Athlon II X4 605e.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X4 605e vs X2 240e

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 X4 605e
105.8 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240e
112,000 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

sysmark 2007 (overall)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X4 605e  vs
X2 240e 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad 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 45W
Annual home energy cost 53.03 $/year 54.26 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 120.63 $/year 129.91 $/year
Performance per watt 0.64 pt/W 0.74 pt/W
Idle power consumption 110W 107.6W
Peak power consumption 137.7W 148.3W
Typical power consumption 130.78W 138.13W

details

Athlon II X4 605e  vs
X2 240e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.13 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.78 - 1.25V 0.88 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.36 GHz 3.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.36 GHz 3.74 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
AMD Athlon II X4 605e
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