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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4400+

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AMD Athlon X2 4400+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 4400+ vs the Athlon II X2 250.

Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Athlon X2 4400+  vs II X2 250 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 4400+  vs
II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 89W 65W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 72.31W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 4400+  vs
II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

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
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