AMD Athlon II X3 460 vs Intel Pentium D 820
Comparing Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
128 KB (per core)
512 KB (per core)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
VID voltage range
Information on Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Demand Based Switching
Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820.
Supported memory types
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
Let's see how good Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Athlon II X3 460
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (95 vs 130 watts)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Advantages of Intel Pentium D 820
5% faster in synthetic tests
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
So, Athlon II X3 460 or Pentium D 820?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Athlon II X3 460 and Intel Pentium D 820. The differences in performance seem too small.
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