CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200B vs 3800+ among desktop CPUs

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200B

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 68 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Athlon 3800+

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AMD Athlon 3800+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 3800+ vs the Athlon X2 5200B.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5200B vs 3800+

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 5200B
73.75 MB/s
Athlon 3800+
64.55 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
3800+ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
AM2
939
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 0.87 pt/W 0.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
3800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 2.8 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 5200B
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AMD Athlon 3800+
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