AMD EPYC 7H12 vs Athlon 64 X2 5600+

Price now 63$
Games supported 49%
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
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Price now 4250$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Athlon 64 X2 5600+ and EPYC 7H12 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating24382
Value for money3.739.47
Market segmentDesktop processorServer
Seriesno dataAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameWindsor (2006−2009)Zen 2 (2019−2020)
Release dateDecember 2006 (16 years old)18 September 2019 (3 years old)
Current price$63 $4250
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Technical specs

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ and EPYC 7H12 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Base clock speedno data2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed2.9 GHz3.3 GHz
L1 cache256 KB96K (per core)
L2 cache512K512K (per core)
L3 cache0 KB256 MB (shared)
Chip lithography90 nm7 nm, 14 nm
Die size220 mm2192 mm2
Number of transistors227 million4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplierno data+


Information on Athlon 64 X2 5600+ and EPYC 7H12 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration12 (Multiprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)89 Watt280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Athlon 64 X2 5600+ and EPYC 7H12. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NIno data+
AVXno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Athlon 64 X2 5600+ and EPYC 7H12 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Athlon 64 X2 5600+ and EPYC 7H12. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesno dataDDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory sizeno data4 TiB
Max memory channelsno data8
Maximum memory bandwidthno data204.763 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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+ 0.73
EPYC 7H12 79.98
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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: 67%

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 921
EPYC 7H12 100817

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Athlon 64 X2 5600+ by 10846% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.73 79.98
Boost clock speed 2900 3300
Base clock speed 0 2600
Chip lithography 90 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 89 Watt 280 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends


Be aware that Athlon 64 X2 5600+ is a desktop processor while EPYC 7H12 is a server/workstation one.

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Competitors of Athlon 64 X2 5600+ by Intel

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 lower by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Core 2 Duo E6600

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon 64 X2 5600+:

Celeron E3500 101.37
Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 100

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