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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4800+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 4800+

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+

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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 1,536 vs 1,260 More than 20% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 883 vs 749 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.25 GHz vs 2.75 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 4800+ vs 64 X2 5800+

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 X2 5800+
80.1 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 X2 5800+ 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
939

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 4800+  vs
64 X2 5800+ 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 3.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.38 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,457.7 1,554.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 3.25 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 0.8 pt/W 0.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W
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