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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 1,497 vs 406 Around 3.8x better PassMark score
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 2.45 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 72.31W vs 90.9W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year vs 38.47 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year vs 81.56 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 2650e

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AMD Athlon 64 2650e

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Nov, 2008 vs Dec, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 5000+ vs 2650e

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 64 2650e
41,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
2650e 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
AM2

features

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

details

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
2650e 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 2.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,518.5 878.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 2.45 GHz

power consumption

TDP 89W 15W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 38.47 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 81.56 $/year
Performance per watt 0.61 pt/W 0.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 90.9W
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