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Front view of AMD Phenom X2 B59

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AMD Phenom X2 B59

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X2 B59 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 Phenom X2 B59 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X2 B59  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Phenom X2 B59  vs
Athlon 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 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.34 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,634.1 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 80W 89W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.35 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 72.31W
AMD Phenom X2 B59
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