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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
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 89.38W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 96.36 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 26.5 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 3.05 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 FX 60

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Much 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 better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,683 vs 1,690 Around 60% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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 65 °C vs 55 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.89 GHz vs 2.75 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 4800+ vs 64 FX 60

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 4800+
68.2 MB/s
Athlon 64 FX 60
69.7 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 4800+  vs
64 FX 60 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
939

features

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

details

Athlon X2 4800+  vs
64 FX 60 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 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 - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 2.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 2.89 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 110W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 26.5 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 96.36 $/year
Performance per watt 0.8 pt/W 0.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 89.38W
AMD Athlon X2 4800+
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