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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon XP 3000+ vs the Athlon II X4 640.

Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 640

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AMD Athlon II X4 640

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better PassMark score 3,327 vs 365 More than 9x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,026 vs 561 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 2.47 GHz Around 45% 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) 3.89 GHz vs 2.74 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon XP 3000+ vs II X4 640

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon XP 3000+  vs
II X4 640 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
462
AM3

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

bus

Clock speed 400 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Athlon XP 3000+  vs
II X4 640 
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 1 36
Overclock review score 0 4.5
Overclocked clock speed 2.47 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.74 GHz 3.89 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 337.6 2,020.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.47 GHz 3.57 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
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