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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 89.38W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 96.36 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 26.5 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.13 GHz vs 3.05 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 FX 60

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AMD Athlon 64 FX 60

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,683 vs 1,629 Around 65% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.89 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 4400+ vs FX 60

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon 64 X2 4400+
85.5 MB/s
Athlon 64 FX 60
69.7 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 4400+  vs
FX 60 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
939

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

details

Athlon 64 X2 4400+  vs
FX 60 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 2.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.13 GHz 3.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 2.89 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 110W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 0.89 pt/W 0.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 89.38W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
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