Athlon 64 X2 5200+: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Athlon 64 X2 5200+ provides poor benchmark performance at 0.55% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started Athlon 64 X2 5200+ sales on September 2006. This is a 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 2700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM2 processor with a TDP of 89 Watt.

Primary details

Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2737
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation3.54
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWindsor (2006−2009)
Release dateSeptember 2006 (17 years ago)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 speed2.7 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache256 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512Kof 98304 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography90 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size220 mm2
Number of transistors154 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 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)
Power consumption (TDP)89 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon 64 X2 5200+. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 5200+ 0.55


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: 68%

Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 844

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: 42%

Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 253

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: 42%

Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 442

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Athlon 64 X2 5200+'s performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.

Pentium G620T 105.45
Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon 64 X2 5200+ is Celeron E3400, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 8 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon 64 X2 5200+:

Pentium E5300 105.45
Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 100

Similar processors

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

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon 64 X2 5200+, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon 64 X2 5200+ in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2082 configurations using Athlon 64 X2 5200+ in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (11/2082)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (3/2082)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (3/2082)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.05% (1/2082)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.1% (2/2082)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (3/2082)
RX 6800 Radeon RX 6800
0.05% (1/2082)
RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.05% (1/2082)
0.05% (1/2082)
RX 6700 Radeon RX 6700
0.05% (1/2082)

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