AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
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Year of release 2006
Performance 0.74


AMD started AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ sales on December 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 2900 MHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2485
Value for money3.73
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWindsor (2006−2009)
Release dateDecember 2006
(16 years old)
Current price$55 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 speed2.9 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache256 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512Kof 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography90 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size220 mm2
Number of transistors227 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 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 5600+. 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 5600+ 0.74
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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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Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon 64 X2 5600+ performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 X2 5600+ by Intel is Core 2 Duo E6600, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Core 2 Duo E6600

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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.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Athlon 64 X2 6000+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Athlon 64 X2 5400+
Intel Pentium E5300 Pentium E5300
Intel Pentium E5400 Pentium E5400
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Core 2 Duo E7300
AMD Athlon II X2 215 Athlon II X2 215

Best GPUs for Athlon 64 X2 5600+

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon 64 X2 5600+, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon 64 X2 5600+ in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 827 configurations based on Athlon 64 X2 5600+ in our database.

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