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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD K6-2+ 500

Reasons to consider the
AMD K6-2+ 500

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the K6-2+ 500 vs the Athlon XP 3000+.

Front view of AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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Much newer manufacturing process 130 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 0.5 GHz Around 4.2x higher clock speed
More l2 cache 0.5 MB vs 0.13 MB More than 3.8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core More than 3.8x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the K6-2+ 500  vs Athlon XP 3000+ 

clock speed

K6-2+ 500
0.5 GHz
Athlon XP 3000+
2.1 GHz

L2 cache

K6-2+ 500
0.13 MB

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

K6-2+ 500  vs
Athlon XP 3000+ 
Clock speed 0.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
Slot A
Super 7
462

features

Has a NX bit No No
Instruction set extensions
MMX
3DNow!
SSE

details

K6-2+ 500  vs
Athlon XP 3000+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.13 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.13 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 100 MHz 400 MHz
AMD K6-2+ 500
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AMD Athlon XP 3000+
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