AMD Athlon 64 FX-72: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-72
AMD Athlon 64 FX-72
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Year of release 2006
Performance 1.42


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 FX-72 sales on November 2006. This is a Windsor architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 90 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket F processor with a TDP of 125 Watt. It supports DDR1 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Athlon 64 FX-72 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2020
Value for money4.28
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWindsor (2006−2009)
Release dateNovember 2006 (16 years old)
Current price$28 of 16240 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

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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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Boost clock speed2.8 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography90 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size235 mm2
Number of transistors227 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon 64 FX-72 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 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 FX-72'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 FX-72. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall 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 FX-72 1.42
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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: 67%

Athlon 64 FX-72 1794

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 FX-72 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 FX-72 from Intel is Core 2 Quad Q6600, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Core 2 Quad Q6600

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon 64 FX-72:

Similar processors

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

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Core 2 Quad Q8200
AMD Phenom X4 9650 Phenom X4 9650
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Core 2 Quad Q8300
AMD Athlon II X3 435 Athlon II X3 435
AMD Phenom II X4 810 Phenom II X4 810
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Core 2 Quad Q9300

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon 64 FX-72, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon 64 FX-72 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 3 configurations based on Athlon 64 FX-72 in our database.

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Radeon HD 6990
33.3% (1/3)
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Radeon HD 5870
33.3% (1/3)

User rating

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