CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7750 vs 215 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

3.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 7750 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 7750  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 7750

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 7750

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 215

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.62 pt/W vs 1.05 pt/W Around 55% better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.56 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 73 °C Almost the same
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.79 GHz vs 3.38 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Sep, 2009 vs Dec, 2008 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 7750 vs II X2 215

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 X2 7750
101,750 MB/s
Athlon II X2 215
109,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 7750  vs
II X2 215 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.05 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 7750  vs
II X2 215 
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 2 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.32V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz 3.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,848.4 1,923.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 3.56 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 7750
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