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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 3700+ vs the Athlon X2 5600+.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5600+ vs 3700+

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 5600+
76.7 MB/s
Athlon 3700+
192.7 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5600+  vs
3700+ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
AM2
754
939
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 89W 89W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.68 pt/W 0.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 72.31W

details

Athlon X2 5600+  vs
3700+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature 55 - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,643.2 978.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 2.87 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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