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Front view of AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e

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AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e

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Much lower typical power consumption 17.88W vs 97.88W 5.5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 5.3 $/year vs 40.46 $/year 7.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 89.18 $/year 4.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 3250e

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 64 X2 3250e vs the Athlon Neo X2 6850e.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon Neo X2 6850e vs 64 X2 3250e

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon Neo X2 6850e  vs
64 X2 3250e 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon Neo X2 6850e  vs
64 X2 3250e 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.8 GHz 2.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 22W 22W
Annual home energy cost 5.3 $/year 40.46 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 19.27 $/year 89.18 $/year
Performance per watt 1.85 pt/W 0.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 17.88W 97.88W
AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e
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