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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD E 450

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AMD E 450

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 36.56W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Better performance per watt 2.98 pt/W vs 2.03 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Aug, 2011 vs May, 2011 Release date 3 months later
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 425e

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AMD Athlon II X3 425e

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 1.65 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 2,239 vs 770 Around 3x better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of E 450 vs Athlon II X3 425e

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E 450  vs
Athlon II X3 425e 
Clock speed 1.65 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 0 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
Super 7
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

E 450  vs
Athlon II X3 425e 
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 1 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 40 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Radeon™ HD 6320 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
GPU clock speed 508 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 600 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 18W 45W
Annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 2.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 14.63W 36.56W

bus

Clock speed 100 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD E 450
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AMD Athlon II X3 425e
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