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Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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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 2.2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 1.76 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Dec, 2006 vs May, 2006 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 64

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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 28.44W vs 72.31W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 70 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 1.82 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Athlon 64 X2 5000+ vs Turion 64 X2 64

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
S1
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

details

Athlon 64 X2 5000+  vs
Turion 64 X2 64 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 1.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 1.76 GHz

power consumption

TDP 89W 35W
Annual home energy cost 21.44 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.96 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 0.61 pt/W 1.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 72.31W 28.44W
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