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Front view of AMD Athlon XP 1700+

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AMD Athlon XP 1700+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon XP 1700+ vs the Athlon 3700+.

Front view of AMD Athlon 3700+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.47 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.87 GHz vs 2.11 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.47 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon XP 1700+ vs 3700+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon XP 1700+  vs
3700+ 
Clock speed 1.47 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
462
754
939

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

details

Athlon XP 1700+  vs
3700+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.25 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.47 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 86.2 978.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 2.87 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 72.31W
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
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