CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5600+ vs 640 among desktop CPUs (over 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 5600+ 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5600+ vs II X4 640

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 II X4 640
121,100 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 5600+  vs
II X4 640 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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 89W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.68 pt/W 1.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 77.19W

details

Athlon X2 5600+  vs
II X4 640 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.3 - 1.35V 1.05 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 55 - 70°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.89 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,643.2 2,020.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 3.57 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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