AMD Athlon II X4 615e vs A6-9500E

AMD Athlon II X4 615e
AMD A6-9500E

General info

Comparing Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
14.68
 
14.39
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Propus
 
Bristol Ridge
Release date
on September 2010
 
on July 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$59
 
n/d
Price now
$59
 
$60

Technical specs

Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.5 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB (per core)
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
1024 KB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
28 nm
Die size
169 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
90 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
74 °C
Transistor count
300 million
 
1,178 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E 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
 
1
Socket
AM3
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
-
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
FRTC
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
PowerNow
-
 
+
PowerGating
-
 
+
VirusProtect
-
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E.
Supported memory types
DDR3
 
DDR4-2400
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
iGPU core count
n/d
 
4
Enduro
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E integrated GPUs.
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
DirectX® 12
Vulkan
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
8

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Athlon II X4 615e 6.12 +0.3%
A6-9500E 6.10

Passmark

Athlon II X4 615e 2899 +0.3%
A6-9500E 2889

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Athlon II X4 615e

0.3% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of AMD A6-9500E

Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 45 watts)
SSE4
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI save
FMA4
FRTC
FreeSync
PowerTuneMenu
TrueAudioMenu
PowerNow
PowerGatingMenu
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Athlon II X4 615e or A6-9500E?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Athlon II X4 615e and AMD A6-9500E. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Athlon II X4 615e and A6-9500E, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite CPU.
AMD Athlon II X4 615e
AMD A6-9500E
Like
Like

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Athlon II X4 615e or A6-9500E, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.