AMD Athlon 64 FX-72: specs and benchmarks

AMD Athlon 64 FX-72

Summary

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
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Windsor
 
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
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
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
+
 

Compatibility

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
1
 
Socket
F
 
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
DDR1
 

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

3.74

Passmark

1794

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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