AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
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Year of release 2005
Performance 0.73


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ sales on August 2005. This is a Manchester 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 2000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket 939 processor with a TDP of 89 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-13950HX.

Intel Core i9-13950HX Core i9 13950HX

General info

Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2771
Value for money1.07
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameManchester (2005−2006)
Release dateAugust 2005
(17 years old)
Current price$60 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor 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 cores2 (Dual-core)
Boost clock speed2 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache256Kof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KBof 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography90 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size220 mm2
Number of transistors154 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 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. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)89 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon 64 X2 3800+. 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.

Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 0.73
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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

Benchmark coverage: 67%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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Is Athlon 64 X2 3800+ good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 X2 3800+ performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 X2 3800+ from Intel is Celeron E1500, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron E1500 Celeron E1500

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Best GPUs for Athlon 64 X2 3800+

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon 64 X2 3800+, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon 64 X2 3800+ in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 539 configurations based on Athlon 64 X2 3800+ in our database.

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