AMD Athlon 64 FX 60 

Released January, 2006
  • 2.6 GHz
  • Dual core

The Intel 955 did improve performance over the previous generation Intel 840 processor, but it wasn't enough to beat out the AMD FX-60 in the vast majority of our benchmarks.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
Super PI is a program a lot of enthusiasts use to benchmark overall system performance, as the program is capable of calculating pi up to 33.55 million digits on a timer.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon 64 FX 60

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 FX 60
960
Opteron 180
1,852

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 FX 60
992

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 FX 60
69.7 MB/s
Opteron 180
67,150 MB/s
Athlon X2 6000+
81.5 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 FX 60
2,683
Opteron 180
1,784

GeekBench

Athlon 64 FX 60
2,683
Opteron 180
2,752

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon 64 FX 60
1,303
Opteron 180
1,243

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon 64 FX 60
807

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Athlon 64 FX 60


7.0
It also supports 64-bit computing, SSE1, 2 and 3, Cool 'n' Quiet and 3DNow!

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

At 2.6GHz, the FX-60 replaces the FX-55, but it is much more than that.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
In terms of memory bandwidth the Intel processors love the 1066MHz FSB and the Intel 955 and Intel 3.73 are nearly identical because of the same bus speed.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
Looking at CPU Test #1 we can see that the AMD 4800+ with it's higher frequency (2.8GHz) single core beats our the dual core FX-60 by just 0.1 frames per second.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)

Socket

Even if you already have a socket 939 motherboard, the performance you're getting for the price makes the likes of the Athlon 64 X2 4200 a much more interesting dual-core chip.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2006)
The memory on the AMD motheboard was run at 400MHz DDR1 with 2-3-2-6 timings.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
Once again the Intel Pentium 4 670 processor takes the win for Intel with it's higher 3.8GHz clock.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)

Performance

Performance increases aside, this isn't a chip worth rushing out and upgrading your whole platform to.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2006)
Of course, if you do want the best performance and money really is no object, then this is a phenomenal slither of silicon.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2006)
The benchmarks proved that out as FX has become the defacto CPU to have for ultimate PC gaming.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)

Multicore

For the first time since dual-core processors came out the industry is now starting to utilize the technology on these CPU's that have been in place since day one.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
The time has finally come for AMD to bring their dual-core processor to their beloved FX processor family.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
WHY DUAL-CORE FX NOW FROM AMD'S POINT OF VIEW:It made great sense for us (AMD) to maintain FX on single core throughout 2005.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)

Applications

While some may argue that the single-core Athlon 64 processor is supreme at gaming and that the FX-60 should have been a 3.0GHz single-core part it doesn't matter because the FX-60 is already out and the change is over.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
It is safe to say that after running three runs of World Bench 5 on each processor (yes, this means this section took a week to run) it is safe to say that the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor was the fastest processor in each of the Fifteen applications tested.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)
Now it is our intention is for FX to once again stand for the ultimate desktop PC processor, not just the ultimate gaming processor.
by Legit Reviews (Jan, 2006)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type 939

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE3

details

Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.87 GHz

power consumption

TDP 110W
Annual home energy cost 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 0.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 89.38W
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