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 AMD Athlon™ II Processor Competitive Comparison

AMD Athlon™ II Processors

 AMD Athlon™ II ProcessorsIntel Core 2 Duo Processor
Infrastructuresocket AM3 (DDR3) Socket LGA 775
64-bit Instruction Set Support Yes, AMD64 Technology Yes, Intel 64
Enhanced Virus Protection*YesYes, Execute Disable Bit
Integrated Memory Controller

128-bit wide memory controller *

*Note: configurable for dual 64-bit channels for simultaneous read/writes

No, Discrete logic device on motherboard
Types of Memory Supported

X2 - Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066MHz)

X3 and X4 - Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066MHz) -AND- PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333MHz)

No, Discrete logic device on motherboard
Total Processor-to-System Bandwidth

X2 - Up to 33.1GB/s bandwidth [Up to 17.1 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR3-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]

Up to 28.8GB/s bandwidth [Up to 12.8 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR2-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]

X3 and X4 – Up to 37.3GB/s total bandwidth [Up to 21.3 GB/s memory bandwidth (DDR3-1333) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]

Up to 28.8GB/s bandwidth [Up to 12.8 GB/s total bandwidth (DDR2-1066) + 16.0GB/s (HT3)]

10.7 GB/s
3D & Multimedia instructions3DNow!™ Technology, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4a

SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1

Total Designed Power (TDP)45W, 65W and 95W65W
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