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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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Much more l3 cache 0.5 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.25 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 3.26 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Aug, 2010 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

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

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 X2 5200+
54.2 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
5200+ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.7 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 0.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 5200B  vs
5200+ 
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 0.5 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 55 - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 3.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.38 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,554.3 1,603.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 3.61 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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