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Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.25 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 1 5 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 1 5 more threads
Much better PassMark score 5,004 vs 282 Around 17.8x better PassMark score
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 1500+

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AMD Athlon XP 1500+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon XP 1500+ vs the Phenom II X6 1055T.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II X6 1055T vs Athlon XP 1500+

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X6 1055T  vs
Athlon XP 1500+ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.33 GHz
Cores Hexa core Single core
Socket type
AM3
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features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
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details

Phenom II X6 1055T  vs
Athlon XP 1500+ 
Threads 6 1
L2 cache 3 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 266 MHz
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
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