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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon X2 6000+ vs the Athlon 64 X2 5000+.

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 6000+ vs 64 X2 5000+

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 6000+
86.1 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 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 6000+  vs
64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
Is unlocked No Yes

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

details

Athlon X2 6000+  vs
64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,612.2 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 89W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.53 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 72.31W
AMD Athlon X2 6000+
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