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Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 720

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X3 720

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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 more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 0.75 GHz Around 3.8x higher clock speed
More cores 3 vs 1 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 1 Three times as many threads
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Newer Feb, 2009 vs Nov, 1999 Release date over 9 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon 750

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AMD Athlon 750

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 750 vs the Phenom II X3 720.

Features Key features of the Phenom II X3 720  vs Athlon 750 

clock speed

Athlon 750
0.75 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 720  vs
Athlon 750 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 0.75 GHz
Cores Tri core Single core
Socket type
AM3
Slot A

features

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

details

Phenom II X3 720  vs
Athlon 750 
Threads 3 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 200 MHz
AMD Phenom II X3 720
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AMD Athlon 750
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