CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5800 vs 3600+ 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

3.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium E5800 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium E5800  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5800

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5800

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 70% higher clock speed
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 1,910 vs 969 More than 95% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,314 vs 593 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,619 vs 1,441 More than 80% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.17 GHz vs 2.58 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 2.02 pt/W vs 0.63 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 49 °C More than 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.34 GHz vs 2.71 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3600+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 3600+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 3600+ vs the Intel Pentium E5800.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5800 vs Athlon X2 3600+

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

Pentium E5800
134,800 MB/s
Athlon X2 3600+
52.3 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5800  vs
Athlon X2 3600+ 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
939
AM2
754

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
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 2.02 pt/W 0.63 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Pentium E5800  vs
Athlon X2 3600+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 49°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.17 GHz 2.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.34 GHz 2.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.17 GHz 2.58 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 800 MHz 800 MHz
Intel Pentium E5800
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AMD Athlon X2 3600+
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