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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5050e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 5050e

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e

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AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e

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Much lower typical power consumption 17.88W vs 36.56W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 5.3 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 19.27 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5050e vs Neo X2 6850e

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 5050e
70,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5050e  vs
Neo X2 6850e 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2

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 5050e  vs
Neo X2 6850e 
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 3.18 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.18 GHz 1.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 22W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 5.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 19.27 $/year
Performance per watt 1.75 pt/W 1.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 17.88W
AMD Athlon X2 5050e
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AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e
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