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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5600B

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Much better performance per watt 1.18 pt/W vs 0.87 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 68 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200B

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 5600B vs 5200B

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5600B  vs
5200B 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.18 pt/W 0.87 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 5600B  vs
5200B 
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 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 3.26 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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