CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5600B vs 5600+ among desktop CPUs

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

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 5600+ 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 5600+  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 5600B

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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 newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.18 pt/W vs 0.68 pt/W Around 75% better performance per watt
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
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 70 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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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 better PassMark score 1,477 vs 1,304 Around 15% better PassMark score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 5600B  vs
5600+ 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit 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 89W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.18 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W

details

Athlon X2 5600B  vs
5600+ 
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 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.1 - 1.35V 1.3 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C 55 - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 3.4 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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hmmm... I have a AMD Athlon x2 5600+ 2.8GHz but i wonder what the difference is between the 5600+ and the 5600b (Brisbane?) I know the 2.8 CPU is Windsor, had a 90 watt TDP and 90nm while the 2.9 CPU is Brisbane and 65 watt TDP and 65nm but performance wise?
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