AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 vs Intel Pentium E5400

General info

Comparing Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Athlon 64 (Desktop)
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January 2009
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Technical specs

Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.8 GHz
2.7 GHz
Bus support
1000 MHz
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L1 cache
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64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
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2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
45 nm
Die size
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82 mm2
Maximum core temperature
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74 °C
Transistor count
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228 million
64 bit support
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Information on Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
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Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
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Security technologies

Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400.
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Athlon 64 FX-62 1.08
Pentium E5400 1.32 +22.2%


Athlon 64 FX-62 860
Pentium E5400 1052 +22.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium E5400 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 FX-62

Higher maximum frequency (2800 vs 2700 MHz)

Advantages of Intel Pentium E5400

22.2% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 125 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, Athlon 64 FX-62 or Pentium E5400?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Pentium E5400.
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