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AMD A4 5100

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.55 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 1.55 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 1.55 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 779 vs 621 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly 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 lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 72.31W 5.9x lower typical power consumption
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Dec, 2006 Release date over 7 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 5.14 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W Around 8.5x better performance per watt
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 70 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 5.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 5.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 5000+ vs A4 5100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
A4 5100 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.55 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
AM2
BGA 769
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
A4 5100 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 1.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz 1.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 1.55 GHz

power consumption

TDP 89W 15W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 0.61 pt/W 5.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 12.19W
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