CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9350e vs 5200+ among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 5200+  based on its single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9350e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9350e

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Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much 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
Much better PassMark score 2,320 vs 1,383 Around 70% better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,374 vs 1,937 Around 75% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 68 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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AMD Athlon X2 5200+

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Much higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 810 vs 672 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.61 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.38 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Aug, 2010 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X4 9350e vs Athlon X2 5200+

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

Phenom X4 9350e
76.5 MB/s
Athlon X2 5200+
54.2 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X4 9350e  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3
AM2
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.06 pt/W 0.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Phenom X4 9350e  vs
Athlon X2 5200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C 55 - 68°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.61 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

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Phenom X4 9350e
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