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 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 2.05 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.54
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Architecture codename
Windsor
 
Launch date
November 2006 (14 years ago)
 
Price now
$28
 

Technical specs

Basic processor 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 cores
2
 
Threads
2
 
Boost clock speed
2.8 GHz
 
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
Chip lithography
90 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
235 mm2
 
Transistor count
227 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
F
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
125 Watt
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 FX-72's memory controller.

Supported memory types
DDR1
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

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.

2.05

Passmark

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

1794

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon 64 FX-72 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 FX-72 from Intel is Core i3-2100, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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