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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon 3500+

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AMD Athlon 3500+

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 101.56W 2.8x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.8x lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Athlon X2 6000+  vs 3500+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 6000+  vs
3500+ 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
AM2
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 125W 45W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 39.42 $/year
Typical power consumption 101.56W 36.56W

details

Athlon X2 6000+  vs
3500+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 55°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
AMD Athlon X2 6000+
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AMD Athlon 3500+
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