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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon XP-M 1700+

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AMD Athlon XP-M 1700+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon XP-M 1700+ vs the A6 5400K.

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.47 GHz Around 2.5x higher clock speed
Significantly 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
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz vs 2.11 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,356 vs 419 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.03 GHz vs 1.47 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 2,139 vs 268 Around 8x better PassMark score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon XP-M 1700+ vs A6 5400K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon XP-M 1700+  vs
A6 5400K 
Clock speed 1.47 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon XP-M 1700+  vs
A6 5400K 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.25 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.11 GHz 4.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.47 GHz 5.03 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 86.2 1,170.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.11 GHz 4.46 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 52.81W
AMD Athlon XP-M 1700+
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