AMD Athlon X2 4600+ 

Released May, 2006
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Dual core
4.6 Out of 10

Still a strong chip, but despite rock-bottom prices loses the value war.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2007)
It's still a reasonably fair fight when in the ring against the E6320 and E6420, overclocking aside.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2007)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon X2 4600+ among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon X2 4600+
4.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon X2 4600+
4.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon X2 4600+
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon X2 4600+
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon X2 4600+
4.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon X2 4600+
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon X2 4600+
4.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon X2 4600+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 4600+
1,841
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 4600+
991
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 4600+
65.75 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Athlon II X2 240
112,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 4600+
1,739
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 4600+
2,888
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Athlon X2 4600+
2,888
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon X2 4600+
1,223
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon X2 4600+
723
Core i3 3220
1,764

Reviews Word on the street for the AMD Athlon X2 4600+


7.0
The poor 4600+ looks a right mook against the £10 dearer E4300 though, which casually shames everything it can do once you drop that astonishing overclock onto it.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

If it suddenly rained AM2 motherboards from the skies or you're a crazy AMD fanboy who never gave up the dream, picking up one of these isn't the worst idea in the world.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2007)
The better news is that, with Core 2's high-end action largely revolving around quad core, the 4600+ hasn't slipped in the rankings any.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type
  1. AM2
  2. 939
Is unlocked No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.76 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,551.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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