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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
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 3800+ vs the Athlon 64 X2 5000+.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 5000+ vs 3800+

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 5000+
64.85 MB/s
Athlon 3800+
64.55 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
3800+ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
AM2
939
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

details

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
3800+ 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 2.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 89W 45W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 0.61 pt/W 0.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 36.56W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
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