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Front view of AMD R R-252F

Reasons to consider the
AMD R R-252F

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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 159.66W 11.6x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 61 °C Around 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 13.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 10.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 4.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Newer Oct, 2012 vs May, 2012 Release date 5 months later

Features Key features of the R R-252F  vs FX 8350 

clock speed

R R-252F
1.9 GHz
FX 8350
4 GHz

turbo clock speed

R R-252F
2.4 GHz
FX 8350
4.2 GHz

L2 cache

R R-252F
1 MB
FX 8350
8 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

R R-252F
1.9 GHz
FX 8350
4.69 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

R R-252F
1.9 GHz
FX 8350
8.79 GHz

TDP

R R-252F
17W
FX 8350
125W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

R R-252F  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 125W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 159.62 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 159.66W

details

R R-252F  vs
FX 8350 
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 246 mm² 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 9 21
Voltage range 0.78 - 1.15V 0.81 - 1.45V
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.9 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.9 GHz 8.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.9 GHz 4.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label AMD Radeon HD 7400G N/A
GPU clock speed 333 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 417 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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