|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||AMD Athlon II X3|
|CPU part number||AD415EHDK32GM|
|Box part number||AD415EHDGMBOX|
|Bus speed (MHz)||
|Package||938-pin organic micro-PGA|
|Introduction date||May 10, 2010|
|Price at introduction||$102|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Manufacturing process||0.045 micron|
|Die size||169 mm2|
|Data width||64 bit|
|Number of cores||3|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size||3 x 64 KB instruction caches3 x 64 KB data caches|
|Level 2 cache size||3 x 512 KB caches|
|V core (V)||0.775 – 1.25|
|Maximum operating temperature (°C)||72|
|Thermal Design Power (W)||45|
A close look at the specs shows us that the 415e has a 12.5 multiplier with a 200MHz bus, which shouldn’t be to bad for overclocking, as well as 1.5MB of L2 cache. This puts the 415e just underneath AMDs regular powered Athlon II x3 435 2.9GHz, which isn’t a bad place to be. The specs are almost identical save for the speed and power consumption; the 435 also has a higher multiplier. This seems like it would be great for a small lower powered machine. Great for home theater, servers, etc; basically anything that usually stays on for extended amounts of time.
As I mentioned before, the 415e shares similar specs to the 435, which isn’t surprising considering they are based around the same architecture, Rana. Rana is the base of AMD’s newest line of Athlon II triple core processors. Rana is derived from Propus, which is the code name for AMD’s quad core Athlon series. Rana is simply a Propus die with one disabled core (often a defective core). Propus in itself is a derivation of the new Phenom II series; the difference being Propus’ lack of L3 cache giving the Phenom II a considerable edge.
|Power Supply||FSP Group Everest 700|
|RAM||Geil 4GB DDR3 (2x2GB)|
|Hard drive||160GB Seagate Barracuda|
|GPU||Integrated Radeon 4290|
Keep in mind that the results are for your testing benefit. Check your rig against these results to see how much of an upgrade you might get.
“SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what’s really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers , sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.”
The latest edition of SiSoft Sandra follows the tradition of testing the pure synthetic powerof processors. We ran our test comparisons as shown against equivalent processors made by both Intel and AMD. Lets see how the AMD Athlon II x3 415 fairs against others.
|Multi-Core Efficiency||Power Management|
|Processor Multi Media|
As you can see, the 415e does pretty well against it’s competition, but doesn’t show any cause for celebration. What is nice, though, is that the 415e does this well while using less power. Efficiency is not something to scoff at.