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Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 650

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AMD Athlon II X4 650

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon II X4 650 vs the A8 5600K.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X4 650 vs A8 5600K

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 650
128,700 MB/s
A8 5600K
2,210,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X4 650  vs
A8 5600K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

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

details

Athlon II X4 650  vs
A8 5600K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 0.73 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 0.65 GHz 4.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 0.73 GHz 4.29 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 1.61 pt/W 4.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W
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