AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 vs Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Comparing Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 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-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+ performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
Information on Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 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)
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+.
Supported memory types
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Athlon 64 FX-74 1.87 +74.8%
Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 1.07
Athlon 64 FX-74 1495 +74.9%
Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 855
Let's see how good Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+ are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 FX-74
74.8% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (3000 vs 2900 MHz)
Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Less power hungry (89 vs 125 watts)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
So, Athlon 64 FX-74 or Athlon 64 X2 5600+?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Athlon 64 FX-74.
Should you still have questions on choice between Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon 64 X2 5600+, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.