CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6000+ vs 240 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

3.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 6000+  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240

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AMD Athlon II X2 240

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.67 pt/W vs 0.53 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much more l3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 101.56W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.33 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Feb, 2007 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 6000+ vs II X2 240

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 II X2 240
112,300 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
II X2 240 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 125W 65W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.53 pt/W 1.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 52.81W

details

Athlon X2 6000+  vs
II X2 240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 26 23
Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz 2.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,612.2 2,103.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 3.67 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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