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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 62

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AMD Athlon X2 62

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 53,700 MB/s vs 64.85 MB/s More than 828x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 72.31W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 2.38 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer May, 2007 vs Dec, 2006 Release date 4 months later
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
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.02 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 62 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 62
53,700 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon X2 62  vs
64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Athlon X2 62  vs
64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.02 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 89W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 2.38 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 72.31W
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