AMD Athlon II X4 610e 

Released May, 2010
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Quad core
2.2 Out of 10

The real advantage of a low-power chip is the options it gives you in terms of form factors.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
It's also not as power efficient as AMD's specs would have you believe and doesn't deliver spectacular overclocking headroom.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon II X4 610e among desktop CPUs (up to 45W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon II X4 610e
6.5
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon II X4 610e
5.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon II X4 610e
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon II X4 610e
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon II X4 610e
4.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon II X4 610e
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

2.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon II X4 610e
2.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon II X4 610e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X4 610e
4,419
Athlon 5350
3,639

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X4 610e
1,261
Athlon 5350
1,129

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon II X4 610e
96,100 MB/s
Athlon 5350
1,010,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon II X4 610e
2,868
Athlon 5350
2,588

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon II X4 610e
853

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Athlon II X4 610e


7.0
If you want to maximise performance in a power and thermal-critical package, the Athlon II X4 610E is worth a look.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Power

Unless improved power efficiency is a must, the 610E's premium pricing is a problem.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
But for a low power chip, relative performance is less critical.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
In both cases, chips that leak less power tend to be more effective.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Socket Type

With a power rating of just 45 Watts, the Athlon II X4 610E will run in much smaller systems while producing less heat and noise.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
It's slightly disappointing to find, therefore, that the 610E overclocks no better than its full-power sibling, even if 3.6GHz is a decent result in isolation.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
It's much more expensive, for instance, than the Athlon II X2 620 but clocks in slightly slower at 2.4GHz to the 620's 2.6GHz.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Socket

Rather than a 50 Watt advantage, our testing indicates the reality is more like 25 Watts.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
As for overclocking, you might think it hardly applies to a low power chip.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
At 2.4GHz, the 610E is also clocked significantly lower than AMD's full-power processors.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Performance

After all, high end chips tend to be power hungry.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
Performance computing and environmental sympathy aren't exactly bum chums.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
What matters is whether the Athlon II X4 610E delivers enough performance to get the job done in return for significantly less wattage.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Multicore

With four cores, it has ample processing power for decoding high definition video streams of most kinds.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
It's slower than quad-core chips costing half as much.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)
Anyway, inside the 610E's casing is precisely the same quad-core Propus die used in the AMD Athlon II X3 435 and AMD Athlon II X4 620 processors.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type AM3
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. SSE4a
  2. 3DNow!
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE
  5. MMX
  6. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 0.78 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz
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