CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 62 vs 6000+ among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 6000+  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 62

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 53,700 MB/s vs 86.1 MB/s Around 623.8x 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 101.56W 5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 55 °C More than 80% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.38 pt/W vs 0.53 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Newer May, 2007 vs Feb, 2007 Release date 2 months later
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Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,188 vs 1,395 More than 55% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly 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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz vs 2.02 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon X2 62 vs 6000+

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 X2 6000+
86.1 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
6000+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 25W 125W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 2.38 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 101.56W

details

Athlon X2 62  vs
6000+ 
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
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.02 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.02 GHz 3.33 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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