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Front view of AMD Geode NX 1500

Reasons to consider the
AMD Geode NX 1500

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Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 70 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 7.31W vs 20.31W 2.8x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 2.17 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 2.8x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 7.88 $/year vs 21.9 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3100+

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AMD Athlon 64 3100+

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Significantly higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% 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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.47 GHz vs 1.74 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Geode NX 1500  vs Athlon 64 3100+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Geode NX 1500
1.74 GHz
Athlon 64 3100+
2.47 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Geode NX 1500  vs
Athlon 64 3100+ 
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.8 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!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 266 MHz 400 MHz

details

Geode NX 1500  vs
Athlon 64 3100+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.25 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.74 GHz 2.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.74 GHz 2.47 GHz

power consumption

TDP 9W 25W
Annual home energy cost 2.17 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 7.88 $/year 21.9 $/year
Typical power consumption 7.31W 20.31W
AMD Geode NX 1500
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AMD Athlon 64 3100+
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