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Front view of AMD Athlon XP 2900+

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AMD Athlon XP 2900+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon XP 2900+ vs the Athlon 64 3200+.

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz vs 2.32 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2006 vs Dec, 2004 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon XP 2900+ vs 64 3200+

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon XP 2900+  vs
64 3200+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
462
754
AM2

features

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

details

Athlon XP 2900+  vs
64 3200+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.32 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.32 GHz 2.69 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 72.31W
AMD Athlon XP 2900+
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