CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 651 vs 7600 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X4 651 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 651

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AMD Athlon II X4 651

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Front view of AMD A8 7600

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 81.25W 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz vs 3.41 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 24.09 $/year 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 87.6 $/year 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon II X4 651 vs A8 7600

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 651
125,700 MB/s
A8 7600
1,970,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon II X4 651  vs
A8 7600 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 100W 65W
Annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.51 pt/W 8.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 81.25W 52.81W

details

Athlon II X4 651  vs
A8 7600 
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.41 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.41 GHz 3.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
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