AMD Athlon 64 FX-72: specs and benchmarks

AMD Athlon 64 FX-72


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 FX-72 sales on November 2006. This is 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 2.8 GHz 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 3.74 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Athlon 64 FX-72 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Achitecture codename
Release date
on November 2006

Technical specs

Athlon 64 FX-72's 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-72's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.8 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
1 MB
of 8 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
Die size
235 mm2
Transistor count
227 million
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support


Information on Athlon 64 FX-72 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 FX-72.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon 64 FX-72. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon 64 FX-72 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 FX-72 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 FX-72 from Intel is Celeron J3160, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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