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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4800+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 4800+

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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
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 84.5W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.1 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.05 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer May, 2006 vs Jun, 2005 Release date 10 months later
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 FX 57

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AMD Athlon 64 FX 57

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Much better PassMark (Single core) score 832 vs 749 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 63 °C vs 55 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 4800+ vs 64 FX 57

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 4800+  vs
64 FX 57 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
AM2
939

features

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

details

Athlon X2 4800+  vs
64 FX 57 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 63°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 13 0
Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 3.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 3.08 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 104W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 25.05 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 91.1 $/year
Performance per watt 0.8 pt/W 0.59 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 84.5W
AMD Athlon X2 4800+
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