AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+: specs and benchmarks

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ sales on December 2006. This is 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 2.9 GHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.13 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Athlon 64 X2 5600+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Achitecture codename
Release date
on December 2006
Price now
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Athlon 64 X2 5600+'s quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Athlon 64 X2 5600+'s performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
Die size
220 mm2
Transistor count
227 million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support


Information on 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)
89 Watt

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Athlon 64 X2 5600+. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Athlon 64 X2 5600+ is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 X2 5600+ performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 X2 5600+ from Intel is Core 2 Duo E4700, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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