Introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ is a dual core desktop processor. It was launched in December 2006. 5000+ processor belongs to Athlon 64 X2 lineup. The detailed information about its socket, TDP, Frequency, performance every specification will be discuss in this article. The Pros and cons of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ will be mention.
In terms of performance the AMD Athlon is ranked next to the amd ryzen 3 3200u.
The various type of benchmark reports of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ are given in this article. All types of questions that is generally asked about AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ will be answered here.
Full specification of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor consists of 154 million transistors of 65 nm node. It has AM2 type socket with Brisbane architecture. The core count of this processor is 2. It also has 2 threads.
It has 256k of L1 cache and 512k of L2 cache. It’s PCI-Express connection type is Gen 2. This processor does not have any integrated graphics, that means, for display a discrete graphics card is required.
Performance by the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
The Voltage required for AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor is 1.325 V. The base clock of this processor is 200 MHz. It’s frequency is 2.6 GHz which can gives a decent performance.
The TDP of this processor is 65 w. Hardware virtualization feature is enable on the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor, it can improves the virtual machine performance.
PassMark Benchmark score and comparison with other processors
Analysis of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor scores only 731 in the PassMark Benchmark test. So we can see the performance of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor is not so good for modern day use in a desktop computer.
Comparison with other processors in PassMark Benchmark test
From the above benchmark report, we can see the benchmark score of the top 10 common desktop CPUs. Higher score represent better performance. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor score is 32845. It is the top scoring processor of the PassMark Benchmark test.
After that the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor takes the 2nd place with 22778 benchmark score. The Intel Core i9-9900k processor scores 18877 in this benchmark test, which is the 3rd position of of the PassMark Benchmark test.
With the score of 18326, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor holds the 4th position. After that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor takes 5th place, it’s benchmark score is 17847. In the 6th place, the Intel Core i7-9700k processor scores 14626 in this benchmark test.
Coming to the 7th place, its the Intel Core i7-8700k processor with the 13883 benchmark score. Then the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor scores 13222 and holds the 8th place of this benchmark test. The next place is taken by Intel Core i7-4790k processor with the score of 8068, which is the 9th position of this benchmark test. The Intel Core i7-3770 processor scores 6362 and takes the 10th place.
Technical city Benchmark test with equivalent processors
From the technical city Benchmark report, we can see the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor performance compared to it’s nearest competitors. Higher percentage represent better performance. The top processor of this benchmark test is Intel Pentium D 960 processor. It’s performance is 101.09%, so its the 1st position holder of the technical city Benchmark test.
The 2nd place is taken by Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 processor. It is also give the similar performance compared to the Intel Pentium D 960 processor. With the performance of 100%, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ processor takes the 3rd position.
Coming to the 4th place, its the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor, which gives the 100% performance similar to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ processor. The next processor is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+. It takes the 5th place with the performance of 98.91%.
The 6th position is taken by the Intel Celeron E1600 processor. It gives the performance of 96.74%. And the last position is hold by the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor. It gives the similar performance compared to the Intel Celeron E1600 processor.
Conclusion of the Technical city Benchmark test
So technical city believe that the nearest equivalent to AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor is the Intel Core 2 Duo E6420, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in the technical city Benchmark.
What Is Overclocking?
Every CPU comes from the factory set to run at a certain maximum speed. If the CPU run at that speed with proper cooling, it should perform without giving any troubles.
If any user increase the CPU’s speed by setting a higher clock rate or multiplier in the computer’s BIOS, it will force the processor to perform with more speed compared to its default speed. This process is called overclocking.
overclocking of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
we need the following setup to overclock AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
- a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor,
- cpu cooler with thermal paste,
- a compatible motherboard,
- a compatible Video card (GeForce 8500GT),
- 2 X 1GB of RAM,
- a hard disk
- a 400w power supply.
We can see Athlon 64 X2 5000+ has 512KB L2 cache per core, the base processor core voltage is 1.320V and the default frequency is 2600MHz.
After overclocking of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
We can see the cpu core voltage is raised, we raise the voltage from 1.320 volts to 1.480 volts. we achieved 3120 MHz cpu frequency. But this is not stable. So we decreased the voltage to 1.464 volts. After decreasing the volts, we get a stable frequency of 3120 MHz.
But remember not all AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors are capable of achieving 3200 MHz.
Other features of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
- Core multi-processing legacy mode
- Debugging extensions
- Extended APIC space
- FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
- Hardware P-state control
- Hardware thermal control
- Instruction based sampling
- LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
- LBR virtualization
- LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
- Machine check architecture
- Machine check exception
- Memory-type range registers
- Misaligned SSE mode
- Model-specific registers
- Nested page tables
- OS visible workaround
- Page attribute table
- Page global extension
- Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
- Physical address extensions
- SVM lock
- Software thermal control
- Support for NRIP save
- TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
- Temperature sensor
- Time stamp counter
- Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
- Watchdog timer support
Pros and cons of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
- Hardware virtualization feature available.
- 1 GB large page support
- 100MHz multiplier control
- 128-bit SSE instructions
- 36-bit page-size extensions
- Advanced programmable interrupt controller
- Poor multi-tasking performance
- Base clock speed is low
- Boost clock speed is 2.6GHz
- Poor basic gaming performance
Frequently asked questions
Are AMD CPUs less durable?
Intel and AMD both are perfectly stable CPUs. Both manufacturer making good quality CPUs. There is no Durability issue in AMD or Intel.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Processor available at ebay.com, price range is $17.89 to $45.39.
So, in this Article we have discussed various details of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Processor, being a quite old processor it is not so popular now a days. In this content, the details, specifications, prices, performance, benchmark and other details about the processor has been discussed.
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