AMD Athlon II X3 460 vs Intel Pentium D 820

AMD Athlon II X3 460
Intel Pentium D 820

General info

Comparing Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
21.62
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
n/d
 
Pentium D
Achitecture codename
Rana
 
Smithfield
Release date
May 2011
 
May 2005
Launch price (MSRP)
$50
 
n/d
Price now
$39
 
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Technical specs

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
3
 
2
Number of threads
3
 
2
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
2.8 GHz
FSB
n/d
 
800 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
28 KB
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
2 MB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
90 nm
Die size
169 mm2
 
206 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
64 °C
Transistor count
300 million
 
169 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
n/d
 
1.2V-1.4V

Compatibility

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
1
 
2
Socket
AM3
 
PLGA775
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
130 Watt

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)
n/d
 
-
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
n/d
 
-
PAE
n/d
 
32 Bit
FSB parity
n/d
 
-

Security technologies

Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820 are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X3 460 and Pentium D 820.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3

Gaming performance

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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