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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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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
Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 810 vs 667 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 49 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 2.65 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Aug, 2010 vs May, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4200+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4200+ vs the 5200+.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5200+ vs 4200+

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 4200+
59.9 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
4200+ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
AM2
939
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 0.78 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W

details

Athlon X2 5200+  vs
4200+ 
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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature 55 - 68°C Unknown - 49°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.61 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz 2.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,603.5 948.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz 2.65 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
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