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AMD Phenom II X3 B73

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II X3 B73

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom II X3 B73

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Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.35 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 1.35 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,831 vs 1,248 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,422 vs 720 Around 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 1.35 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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 25.98 pt/W vs 1.33 pt/W More than 19.5x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 77.19W 9.5x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 73 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 9.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 9.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X3 B73 vs E1 6010

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 B73
113,050 MB/s
E1 6010
664,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X3 B73  vs
E1 6010 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.35 GHz
Cores Tri core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
BGA 769
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 10W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 2.41 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 8.76 $/year
Performance per watt 1.33 pt/W 25.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 8.13W

details

Phenom II X3 B73  vs
E1 6010 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.8 - 1.43V 0.5 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.42 GHz 1.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 1.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz 1.35 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon R2 series
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
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