CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 700e vs 425 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 700e

Reasons to consider the
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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 425

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AMD Athlon II X3 425

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Much more l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 0.5 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 922 vs 772 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 1.26 pt/W vs 1.14 pt/W More than 10% better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.17 MB/core More than 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.65 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 73 °C vs 72 °C Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 700e vs Athlon II X3 425

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

Phenom II X3 700e
97.1 MB/s
Athlon II X3 425
109,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 700e  vs
Athlon II X3 425 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Tri core Tri core
Socket type
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
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.14 pt/W 1.26 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

details

Phenom II X3 700e  vs
Athlon II X3 425 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 3
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.17 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,825.9 3,178.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 3.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom II X3 700e
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