CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5200B vs 245 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

2.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X2 245 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X2 245  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 5200B vs the Athlon II X2 245.

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 1,690 vs 1,334 More than 25% better PassMark score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.73 pt/W vs 0.87 pt/W Around 2x better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.64 GHz vs 3.26 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 68 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5200B vs II X2 245

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 II X2 245
116,550 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
II X2 245 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
AM3
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 0.87 pt/W 1.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
II X2 245 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 68°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 3.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,554.3 1,955.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 3.64 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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