AMD Athlon 64 FX 62 

Released May, 2006
  • 2.8 GHz
  • Dual core

Lest you have forgotten, those processors can be yours for just £146 and £200 respectively.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2007)
Thanks to the FX-62's pitiful overclocking headroom (we only managed to squeeze out another 200MHz), the FX-62 gets rogered.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2007)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon 64 FX 62

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 FX 62
Core i7 3970X


Athlon 64 FX 62
Core i7 3970X

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon 64 FX 62
Core i7 3970X

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon 64 FX 62

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Athlon 64 FX 62

It's also spanked by the £119 E6300.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

When AMD first launched its X2 range of dual-core Athlon 64s, they were comfortably the most desirable CPUs on the planet and boasted untouchable multithreaded performance.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2007)

Type of CPU

Today, this flagship chip has been left high and dry by developments elsewhere in the market.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type AM2


Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes


Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.35 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,024.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.12 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 0.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W
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