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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3600+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 3600+ vs the Athlon 64 X2 5000+.

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.58 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 49 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2.71 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 3600+ vs 64 X2 5000+

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 X2 3600+
52.3 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 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 X2 3600+  vs
64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
939
AM2
754
Is unlocked No Yes

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 X2 3600+  vs
64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 49°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.58 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.71 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 627.6 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.58 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 89W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.63 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W
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