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Front view of AMD K6-2+ 500

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AMD K6-2+ 500

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the K6-2+ 500 vs the Athlon II X4 640.

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AMD Athlon II X4 640

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 0.5 GHz 6x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.13 MB Around 15.5x 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
Newer May, 2010 vs Jun, 1999 Release date over 11 years later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core More than 3.8x more l2 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads

Features Key features of the K6-2+ 500  vs Athlon II X4 640 

clock speed

K6-2+ 500
0.5 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

K6-2+ 500  vs
Athlon II X4 640 
Clock speed 0.5 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
Slot A
Super 7
AM3

features

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

details

K6-2+ 500  vs
Athlon II X4 640 
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 0.13 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.13 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 100 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD K6-2+ 500
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