AMD Athlon II X3 425 vs FX-8150

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AMD Athlon II X3 425 advantages



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  • The 425 has 3DNow! instructions enabled. While the 3DNow! technology may increase performance of certain old games and software, it is now obsolete, and it is no longer used by modern programs.
  • Power consumption of the processor is lower.

AMD FX-8150 advantages



AMD FX-8150
  • This CPU is 29% faster in single-threaded tasks.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the FX-8150 is higher.
  • In memory-intensive programs, the processor has 135% better performance.
  • The microprocessor incorporates SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The FX-8150 supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology, that accelerates AES encryption. The instructions are useful if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The CPU includes AVX and XOP instructions, that appeared in modern CPUs not too far ago. Even though these extensions are not extensively used in applications yet, their support should improve in future programs.
  • The FX-8150 incorporates FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD microprocessors, for that reason it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The processor is unlocked. The CPU can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards when greater performance is needed.

425 vs FX-8150 performance comparison

The charts below demonstrate performance of Athlon II X3 425 and FX-8150 processors in several different kinds of tasks. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for a few tests for each specific type of application. As a result, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual benchmarks. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.29
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.32
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.35
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.84
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon II X3 425       - AMD FX-8150

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that show performance difference between AMD Athlon II X3 425 and AMD FX-8150 in various types of applications, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


425 vs FX-8150 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
95W
 
125W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD 425 vs AMD FX-8150 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X3 425 FX-8150
General recommendations:
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Performs much faster in all task types,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked

Drawbacks:

Slow,
Does not support some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

Requires more power

Similar processors

Athlon II X3 425 FX-8150
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as 425 and FX-8150.

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  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Ivy Bridge
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X3 425 and AMD FX-8150 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X3 425AMD FX-8150
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon II X3FX-Series
Basic details
Model number425FX-8150
CPU part numberADX425WFK32GIFD8150FRW8KGU
Box part numberADX425WFGIBOXFD8150FRGUBOX
FD8150FRGUWOX
Introduction dateOctober 20, 2009October 12, 2011
Current official price $183 (as of Jan 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameRanaZambezi
Platform name Scorpius
MicroarchitectureK10Bulldozer
Technology (micron)0.0450.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket AM3+
Frequency (MHz)27003600
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 4200 / 3900
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI)2600 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier13.5 
L1 cache192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)15368192
L3 cache (KB) 8192
Max temperature (°C)55 - 7361
TDP (Watt)95125
Core voltage (V)1.125 - 1.425 
Cores38
Threads38
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard-+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
XOP / eXtended Operations-+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Unlocked multiplier-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR2-1066, DDR3-1333DDR3-1866
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X3 425" or "AMD FX-8150" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD Athlon II X3 425 and FX-8150 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
2. ASROCK M3A780GXH/128M
3. MSI K9A2 PLATINUM

RAM - Memory:
1. 4GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL BALLISTIXPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
3. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon II X3 425 vs FX-8150 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    AMD Athlon II X3 425           AMD FX-8150

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
58.3%222
57.3%332

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
80.5%222
80.1%332

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
90.1%332
90.0%222

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
75.4%222
74.9%332


Athlon II X3 425 vs FX-8150 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    AMD Athlon II X3 425           AMD FX-8150

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
41.7%222
41.6%332

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
41.7%222
41.5%332

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
39.8%222
37.2%332

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
44.2%332
44.1%222

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
36.2%332
36.2%222

    AMD Athlon II X3 425           AMD FX-8150

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
42.8%332
42.7%222

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
66.6%332
66.4%222

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
38.5%332
38.4%222

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
49.5%332
49.2%222


Athlon II X3 425 vs FX-8150 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD Athlon II X3 425           AMD FX-8150

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
9.1%222
9.1%332

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
28.6%332
28.5%222

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
30.0%222
29.9%332


Athlon II X3 425 vs FX-8150 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    AMD Athlon II X3 425           AMD FX-8150

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.7%111
98.9%332

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
46.5%222
44.6%332

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
43.8%222
41.3%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon II X3 425 and AMD FX-8150 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon II X3FX-Series
Model / Processor Number425FX-8150
Frequency2694 MHz3612 MHz
CWID version0.30.4
Part numberADX425WFK32GIFD8150FRW8KGU
S-Spec / Stepping CodeAADAC AD 0916APMWFA 1145PGT
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 ProcessorAMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor
Cores38
Compute units 4
Logical processors38
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingBL-C2OR-B2
CPUID signature100F52600F12
Family16 (010h)21 (015h)
Model 5 (05h) 1 (01h)
Stepping 2 (02h)
Socket AM3+
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size3 x 64 KB8 x 16 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments 1 cache per 2 cores
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size3 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments 1 cache per 2 cores
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size3 x 512 KB4 x 2 MB
L3: Associativity 64-way set associative
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag 1
L3: Size 8 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES-+
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX-+
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
FMA4-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSE4A+
SSSE3-+
XOP-+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core-+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
Hardware P-state control+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Lightweight profiling support-+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+
OS visible workaround+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Software thermal control+-
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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