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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 720

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AMD Phenom II X3 720

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom II X3 720 vs the Athlon X4 730.

Front view of AMD Athlon X4 730

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 720 vs Athlon X4 730

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
Athlon X4 730
1,725,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 720  vs
Athlon X4 730 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Phenom II X3 720  vs
Athlon X4 730 
Threads 3 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.38 pt/W 16.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W
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