CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200+ vs 3600+ among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 2.58 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 49 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2.71 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3600+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3600+ vs the 5200+.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5200+ vs 3600+

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 5200+
54.2 MB/s
Athlon X2 3600+
52.3 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 5200+  vs
3600+ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
AM2
939
754
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.78 pt/W 0.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 800 MHz

details

Athlon X2 5200+  vs
3600+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature 55 - 68°C Unknown - 49°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.61 GHz 2.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz 2.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,603.5 627.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz 2.58 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
AMD Athlon X2 5200+
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