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Front view of AMD E2 3800

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AMD E2 3800

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 18 pt/W vs 1.79 pt/W More than 10x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 74 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs None Compared to all cpus, 3.6 GHz turbo clock speed is just OK
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,524 vs 758 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,814 vs 2,278 Around 25% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of E2 3800 vs Athlon II X2 250

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

E2 3800
654,900 MB/s
Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

E2 3800  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 769
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 65W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 18 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 52.81W

details

E2 3800  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.5 - 1.4V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.3 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.3 GHz 4.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.3 GHz 3.72 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Radeon HD 8280 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
GPU clock speed 450 MHz N/A
AMD E2 3800
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