AMD Athlon 64 3800+: specs and benchmarks

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Athlon 64 3800+
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
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Year of release 2004
Performance 0.50


AMD started Athlon 64 3800+ sales on June 2004 at a recommended price of $160. This is a Venice architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 1 core and 1 thread, and is based on 130 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket 939 processor with a TDP of 89 Watt and a maximum temperature of 70 °C. It supports DDR1 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Athlon 64 3800+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2665
Value for money1.06
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameVenice (2004−2005)
Release dateJune 2004 (19 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$160of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$68 (0.4x MSRP)of 15854 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores1 (Single-Core)
Boost clock speed2.4 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512 KBof 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography130 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size230 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)70 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors227 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon 64 3800+ compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Power consumption (TDP)89 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 3800+'s memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon 64 3800+. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon 64 3800+ 0.50


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Athlon 64 3800+ 635

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 3800+ performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon 64 3800+ is Pentium Dual-Core E2160, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

Pentium Dual-Core E2160Pentium DualCore E2160

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon 64 3800+:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Athlon 64 FX-53Athlon 64FX-53
Pentium Dual-Core E2160Pentium DualCore E2160
Athlon 64 X2 4000+Athlon 64X2 4000+
Pentium D 950Pentium D950

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon 64 3800+, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon 64 3800+ in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 87 configurations based on Athlon 64 3800+ in our database.

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