AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 vs Athlon II X2 210e

AMD Athlon 64 FX-74
AMD Athlon II X2 210e

General info

Comparing Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon II X2 210e processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.89
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Windsor
 
Regor
Release date
on November 2006
 
on September 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$500
 
n/d
Price now
$500
 
n/d

Technical specs

Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon II X2 210e 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 II X2 210e performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512 KB
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
235 mm2
 
117 mm2
Transistor count
227 million
 
410 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon II X2 210e 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
 
1
Socket
F
 
AM3
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
45 Watt

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon II X2 210e.
Supported memory types
DDR1
 
DDR3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon II X2 210e. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Athlon 64 FX-74 3.16 +0.6%
Athlon II X2 210e 3.14

Passmark

Athlon 64 FX-74 1495 +0.6%
Athlon II X2 210e 1486

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Athlon 64 FX-74 and Athlon II X2 210e 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

0.6% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of AMD Athlon II X2 210e

Finer manufacturing process technology (45 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (45 vs 125 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-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 II X2 210e?

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