CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 720 vs 1450 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II X3 720 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom II X3 720  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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AMD Phenom II X3 720

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Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 720

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 720

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X3 720

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 1.06 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,130 vs 1,892 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,552 vs 694 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.86 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 3.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A6 1450

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AMD A6 1450

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 24.73 pt/W vs 1.38 pt/W Around 18x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 6.5W vs 77.19W 11.9x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer May, 2013 vs Feb, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 73 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.01 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 11.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.93 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 11.9x lower annual home energy cost
More cores 4 vs 3 1 more cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 720 vs A6 1450

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 720
119,600 MB/s
A6 1450
639,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 720  vs
A6 1450 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 8W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 1.93 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 7.01 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 24.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 6.5W

details

Phenom II X3 720  vs
A6 1450 
Threads 3 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.61 GHz 1.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.86 GHz 1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz 1.06 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 8250
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 400 MHz
AMD Phenom II X3 720
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