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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3800+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 3800+

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.75 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 2350

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AMD Athlon X2 2350

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Much more l3 cache 0.5 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.3 pt/W vs 0.66 pt/W More than 95% better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.03 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2007 vs May, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 3800+ vs 2350

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 3800+  vs
2350 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
939
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 0.66 pt/W 1.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Athlon X2 3800+  vs
2350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.75 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,578.7 1,570.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.03 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
AMD Athlon X2 3800+
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