AMD Athlon X2 5600+ 

First seen on June, 2012
  • 2.8 GHz
  • Dual core
4.8 Out of 10

On the other hand the $185 Intel C2D E6300 and $169.99 After Rebate EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 nForce 680i LT SLI motherboard totaled $354.99 Both the processors and motherboard used in this article were just a dollar apart from the competition, which made for a really great article based on price points.
by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2007)
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor outperforms the highest-performing AMD Athlon 64 4000+ single-core processor on multi-tasking benchmarks by up to 30.
by PCMag (May, 2009)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon X2 5600+ among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon X2 5600+
4.1
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon X2 5600+
4.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon X2 5600+
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon X2 5600+
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon X2 5600+
5.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon X2 5600+
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon X2 5600+
4.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon X2 5600+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5600+
2,215

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5600+
1,178

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5600+
78.9 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s
Athlon X2 6000+
81.5 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5600+
2,030

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X2 5600+
3,366

GeekBench

Athlon X2 5600+
3,366

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon X2 5600+
1,473

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon X2 5600+
853

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type AM2
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 89W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm
Max CPUs 1
Voltage range 1.3 - 1.35V
Operating temperature 55 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.57 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,643.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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