AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
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Year of release 2006
Performance 0.67


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ sales on December 2006 at a recommended price of $309. This is 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 2200 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 AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2586
Value for money0.38
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameManchester (2005−2006)
Release dateDecember 2006 (15 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$309of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$92 (0.3x MSRP)of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)
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 speed2.2 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache256Kof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512 KBof 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography90 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size220 mm2
Number of transistors154 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 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 4200+. 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 4200+ 0.67
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
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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: 69%

Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 679

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: 38%

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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: 38%

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Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 X2 4200+ performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 X2 4200+ from Intel is Celeron E1400, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron E1400 Celeron E1400

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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.

Intel Pentium D 950 Pentium D 950
Intel Celeron E1400 Celeron E1400
Intel Pentium E2180 Pentium E2180
AMD Athlon II X2 260u Athlon II X2 260u
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 Pentium Dual Core E2180
AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Athlon X2 BE-2400

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